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The Collected Stories These 34 Funny, Tragic, Bracing, And Acerbic Stories Represent The Complete Short Fiction Of One Of Ireland S Finest Writers On Struggling Farms, In Dublin S Rain Drenched Streets, Or In Parched Exile In Franco S Spain, McGahern S Characters Wage A Confused But Touching War Against The Facts Of Life.

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Collected Stories
  • John McGahern
  • English
  • 18 January 2018
  • 0679744010

10 thoughts on “The Collected Stories

  1. says:

    This is the first set of short stories I ve read by McGahern Most were excellent One dragged Peaches , one was extremely disturbing Lavin but many others left you wanting , like a good short story should.While McGahern was a great writer in general, I love the way the guy wrote about sex that is to say, without stepping one foot into Harlequin novel territory, he still made the most abstract notions of erotica seem somehow familiar Still, at eight o clock she would come to him, ou This is the first set of short stories I ve read by McGahern Most we...

  2. says:

    These two Like All Other Men and Gold Watch Oh, there were others that shined bright, but I couldn t bear to look away from those two.The writing is good, the characters are true, the place feels right, though I could have used a stronger sense of land, but this is just a me thing, as I prefer to taste the soil and stones of place upon my tongue when reading I think the easiest way to voice what it is I am feeling, is a frustration that too many of these short stories turned me out rathe These two Like All Other Men and Gold Watch Oh, there were others that shined bright, but I couldn t bear to look away from those two.The writing is good, the characters are true, the place feels right, though I could have used a stronger sense of land, but this is just a me thing, as I prefer to taste the soil and stones of place upon my tongue when reading I think th...

  3. says:

    If you love Ireland and or things Irish, then you will likely love this collection McGahern is rightly lionized as one of the island s masters of short prose, and what comes through most clearly in this volume is his eye and ear for nuance, for subtlety of gesture, expression, for the importance of what is not said and done as much as for what is Many of these stories are quite moving, and one even manages to be joyful and a bit funny, but common to all even Peaches , which is set in Spain If you love Ireland and or things Irish,...

  4. says:

    Yeah, no.This wasn t for me Nice to have it on the course and I might have learnt some things while we discussed the separate stories, but I m pretty sure I ll never pick this up again.

  5. says:

    Thirty four stories by McGahern, from his early work through 1993 Whatcould you ask for No one portrayed 20th century rural Ireland with the precision and grace of McGahern But he did Dublin and city venues admirably, too So many of his stories are poignant and bespeak such dimensions of loss and pain But love and beauty have places, too Many stories reflect memories of McGahern s youth and his life with his brutal father, but without doubt, everything here is fiction, not memoir Thirty four stories by McGahern, from his early work through 1993 Whatcould you ask for No one portrayed 20th century rural Ireland with the precision and grace of McGahern But he did Dublin and city venues admirably, too So many of his stories are poignant and bespeak such dimensions of loss and pain But love and beauty have places, too Many stories reflect memories of McGahern s youth and his life with his brutal father, but without doubt, everything here is fiction, not memoir He provided the memoir shortly before his death An avid reader of any author will, necessarily, have favorites and rankings of his her stories I find some of McGahern s to be little masterpieces Korea, of course, his much anthologized father son story that should leave you breathless The Recruiting Officer, one of the best lambastings of Irish religious looking for young people with vocations that I know All Sorts of Impossible Thing...

  6. says:

    One might be excused for thinking that the Swinging Sixties never made across the Irish Sea, but McGahern s slow and quiet stories puts paid to that idea One is reminded of the title if not the content of Nancy Mitford s Love in a Cold Climate as McGahern s protagonists muddle their way through sex and romance on the rain slicked footpaths of 1960s, 70s and 80s Dublin Not that all the settings are urban though even when the crux of the story takes place in the heart of the Hibernian me One might be excused for thinking that the Swinging Sixties never made across the Irish Sea, but McGahern s slow and quiet stories puts paid to that idea One is reminded of the title if not the content of Nancy Mitford s Love in a Cold Climate as McGahern s protagonists muddle their way through sex and romance on the rain slicked footpaths of 1960s, 70s and 80s Dublin Not that all the settings are urban though even when the crux of the story takes place in the heart of the Hibernian metropolis , there is always a connection to the rural West of Ireland.And indeed perhaps my favourite story of the entire collection, and written especially for it, was the last, A Country Funeral It tells of three brothers who return to the County Leitrim country side of their forebearers in order to bury their mother s brother, a bachelor farmer Vivid and violent memories are resurrected, which each brother deals with in their o...

  7. says:

    I m not usually a short story reader, but I m really enjoying this book I ve read other John McGahern By the Lake is one of my all time favorite books These stories remind me so much of Ireland, where they all take place Bleak yet understated and also beautiful Just like me.

  8. says:

    A lot of these stories I found unmemorable, but then maybe it s because is one of them, Korea, is one of the most memorable stories I ve ever read.

  9. says:

    Underrated writer as good as Joyce Lives under the shadow of O Connor I say John is better.

  10. says:

    Fraility of people

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