Amongst Women (1991) is broadly considered to be McGahern’s masterpiece, but the quieter That They May Face The Rising Sun, from 2002, is the greater triumph, not least in its ability to depict the passing of time in the absence of traditional narrative. 363 more words
Tags » John McGahern
The house in Pembroke Street, Dublin, that housed the Censorship of Publications Board, with their stock of banned books in the basement.
This is the text of a piece I wrote for Sunday Miscellany, broadcast on 25 January, 2015. 917 more words