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Published: 01 January 2017

210 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781781383216

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Touchstones: John McGahern's Classical Style

Frank Shovlin

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool English Texts and Studies LUP

  • Touchstones examines the literary influences that led to John McGahern becoming Ireland's greatest fiction writer of the post-war generation
  • Revealing on a host of other writers' work, particularly on W. B. Yeats
  • Written in plain, elegant prose suitable for both expert and amateur alike
  • Strikingly original in its findings through use of the archive