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Aidan Higgins

(b. 1927)


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(1927– )

novelist, born in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, and best known for the novel Langrishe, Go Down (1966), a pungent contribution to the Irish ‘big house’ genre. Set in the 1930s, in a disintegrating mansion, it has at its centre a trio of ageing sisters. Higgins experiments in narrative techniques in Balcony of Europe (1972), a novel set in Ireland and Andalucia. Donkey's Years (1995), Dog Days (1997), and The Whole Hog (2000) are autobiographical. Higgins has also produced some striking travel writing.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).


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