Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 January 2014

208 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199682348

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Young John McGahern

Becoming a Novelist

Denis D. Sampson

  • A drawing together in a "portrait of the artist" of a lifetime of reflection on John McGahern's work by the pre-eminent critic of his fiction
  • A succinct narrative, written in a readable and engaging style
  • Situates McGahern within the literary millieu of the 1950s and 1960s and by doing so enriches our understanding of twentieth-century literary history
  • Draws on unpublished material, such as letters and manuscript drafts, to construct the creative background to the published work