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John McGahern

(1934—2006)


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(1934–2006),

Dublin‐born novelist and short‐story writer. His early novels (mostly set in his native Ireland) are The Barracks (1962), The Dark (1965), and The Leavetaking (1974); The Dark is a novel of adolescent sexuality, guilt, and awakening, describing a boy's intense relationship with his widowed father, his schoolteacher, and a priest. Later novels include The Pornographer (1979), Amongst Women (1990), and That They May Face the Rising Sun (2002). His Collected Stories was published in 1992. Memoir was published in 2005.

Subjects: Literature.


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