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Close Analysis of John McGahern's 'That They May Face the Rising Sun'

(For those of you who would like to revisit the novel in your own time all page references are from the Faber and Faber paperback edition.) 4,632 more words

Irish Writing

Amongst Women

John McGahern


First Sentence:     As he we weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.

Back of the book:

Moran is an old Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerilla leader in the War of Independence. 53 more words


Major New John McGahern Edition Commissioned from UL Academic

Dr Stanley van der Ziel, of the School of Culture and Communication, has been commissioned by the Estate of the late John McGahern to edit the author’s dramatic works. 199 more words

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Grasping water ...

It was like grasping water to think how quickly the years had passed here.  They were nearly gone. It was in the nature of things and yet it brought a sense of betrayal and anger, of never having understood anything much.
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