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by John McGahern

Free eBook The Collected Stories download ISBN: 0679744010
Author: John McGahern
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 15, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 416
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
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The Collected Stories.

The Collected Stories. John McGahern is the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories. His novel Amongst Women won the GPA Book Award and the Irish Times Award, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, and was made into a four-part BBC television series. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York. Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited, London, in 1992.

The Collected Stories book. On struggling farms, in Dublin's rain-drenched streets, or in parched exile in Franco's Spain, McGahern's characters wage a confused but touching war against the facts of life

The Collected Stories book. On struggling farms, in Dublin's rain-drenched streets, or in parched exile in Franco's Spain, McGahern's characters wage a confused but touching war against the facts of life. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Collected Stories by John McGahern (Paperback, 2014) at. .McGahern has long been recognized as a contemporary master of the short story; The Collected Stories confirms his reputation as Ireland's leading prose writer.

McGahern has long been recognized as a contemporary master of the short story; The Collected Stories confirms his reputation as Ireland's leading prose writer. Ireland's greatest living novelist' Observer.

These 34 funny, tragic, bracing, and acerbic stories represent the complete short fiction of one of Ireland's finest living writers.

This remarkable volume brings together all of John McGahern's short fiction, fully revised, in a definitive text. Mc Gahern has long been recognized as a contemporary master of the short story; The Collected Stories confirms his reputation as Ireland's leading prose writer.

John Cheever’s stories rank among the finest achievements of twentieth-century short fiction. Ensnared by the trappings of affluence, adrift in the emptiness of American prosperity, his characters find themselves in the midst of dramas that, however comic, pose profound questions about conformity and class, pleasure and propriety, and the conduct and meaning of an individual life. At the same time, the stories reveal their author to be a master whose prose is at once precise and sensuous, in which a shrewd eye for social detail is paired with a lyric sensitivity to the world at large

John McGahern was the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories. His novel Amongst Women won the GPA Book Award and the Irish Times Award, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, and was made int. ore about John McGahern.

John McGahern was the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories. John McGahern was the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories.

These 34 funny, tragic, bracing, and acerbic stories represent the complete short fiction of one of Ireland's finest living writers. On struggling farms, in Dublin's rain-drenched streets, or in parched exile in Franco's Spain, McGahern's characters wage a confused but touching war against the facts of life.
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Llathidan
Overall, I enjoyed these stories myself. I think these mostly take place around mid-20th century or a bit earlier, but the way they are written kind of makes them almost timeless. I did find that there were places where I had to "push on through" or read faster and try to grasp the meaning of what was being said from context instead of focusing on individual words; the Irish way of phrasing things sometimes has to be skipped through until you "get the lilt" of the writing.

This is a very long book with a huge number of stories, so obviously every one of them will not be to a particular reader's taste. That being said, I think the collection taken as a whole is excellent. Sometimes a story will just be a character sketch and nothing much seems to "happen," while other times there is actually a surprise ending. Some are sad, some are instructive, others just ARE. I read a lot of these when I had an odd spare hour, or at bedtime, and most of them were perfect in length for that. I saved these for times when I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time to read.
Zymbl
This is a marvelous collection of stories. If you have any affinity for things Irish you will be greatly impressed. Try them some evening before the fire with a glass of Jameson's and you'll smell the peat burning.
Boyn
I haven't read but 5 or 6 of these stories as yet but this morning after finishing the story called OLDFASHIONED I went into the internet and ordered two novels by himself. He is an absolute wonderful story teller. Knocked sideways by just the decency of his approach .
Bil
How can I rate Faulkner? Only by saying that he is one of the really great ones [up there with Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Tennesee Williams, Arthur Miller and Philip Roth, and that is as good as it ever gets]. He describes the Southern zeitgeist of his time better than anyone. His stories [and novels] breathe a life of their own: they are funny, compassionate, macabre, tragic, touching, sometimes violent but always totally on target - in your mind's eye you can actually not only see but almost smell and touch the Deep South. Ever since my first introduction to Faulkner [in high school] I've been an ardent fan, and I have almost all of his books! Pity Amazon allows me only five stars!
Delalbine
Nothing better than Faulkner. Faulkner is the greatest. My only problem is wanting to read the sentences over and over for their beauty, vividness, and character revelations. Gripping, fun, humorous, deep, true to the times, thought-provoking in the most honest way.
ladushka
Thank you!!! Perfect condition!!!
Venemarr
If you just take the opening sentence or paragraph of one of Faulkner's stories, you'll learn from a master how to lace the intro with powerful words, conflict and a hook that keeps you reading.
A must have collection for any Southern personal library