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John McGahern

Critical Essays


Raymond Mullen, Adam Bargroff and Jennifer Mullen

This volume is a collaborative reassessment of the writing of John McGahern. The contributors provide provocative readings of his major works and also examine some of his lesser-known short stories, essays and unpublished archival materials which have not yet received due critical attention. The book also has a focus on topics and issues in McGahern’s writing that have been overlooked, thus extending the critical discourse on this important Irish author. The contributors to the volume range from emerging voices in Irish literary criticism to established scholars in comparative and postcolonial literature. They share an innovative approach to McGahern’s writings, challenging conventional readings of his fiction.
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Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available on the Internet at

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014935537

ISSN 1662-9094 ISBN 978-3-0343-1755-9 (print) ISBN 978-3-0353-0606-4 (ePDF)

Cover image: War of Independence Memorial, Seltan Hill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland © Raymond Mullen 2013

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