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Author: Denis Sampson
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Title: Outstaring Nature's Eye: The Fiction of John McGahern
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Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr (April 1, 1993)
Pages: 267

Outstaring Nature's Eye: The Fiction of John McGahern by Denis Sampson



Denis Sampson here situates McGahern's fiction in the tradition of symbolic realism. McGahern's distinctive style is grounded in concrete images of place - the streets of Dublin and the Roscommon-Leitrim countryside, in particular. Images of personal darkness are associated with an acute analysis of the repressive and deadening effects of Irish social forces on individuals, but McGahern's sensitive portraits are illuminated by a resilient and unsentimental sense of self.

Personal Name: McGahern, John, 1934- Criticism and interpretation. Geographic Name: Ireland In literature. Download Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern Denis Sampson. leave here couple of words about this book: Tags: Analog-to-digital converters. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern, Denis Sampson.

This first book-length study of the fiction of John McGahern traces his development as an artist by providing a detailed reading of each of his five novels and three collection of stories. Denis Sampson teaches English at Vanier College, Montreal.

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Denis Sampson has written a useful book analyzing the fiction of John McGahern at a time when his collected short stories have just been published and when McGahern himself is turning to other media, such as adaptations and original dramas. Sampson’s analysis centers on the intertextual connections McGahern has with Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, Synge, and Kavanagh, among others, especially in their European context, and with the major English tradition from Shakespeare to . Sampson also finds resonances with Proust, Chekhov, Flaubert, .

This first study of John McGahern’s fiction consists of readings of the first five novels, The Barracks (1963), The Dark (1965), The Leavetaking (1974), The Pornographer (1979) and Amongst Women (1990), and of the three volumes of short stories, Nightlines (1970), Getting Through (1978), and High Ground (1985). While these readings are set against the Irish circumstances which informed the novelist’s experience and thinking, the larger goal is to situate this body of fiction in a European tradition of symbolic realism. I welcome Sampson’s book: its well-argued positions excite the reader to reexamine the richness and complexity of McGahern’s oeuvre. Eileen Kennedy, Irish Literary Supplement, Fall 1993. Sampson’s is an original and well-defended argument. John McGahern’s work has been well served by these thoughtful, serious readings. Jo O’Donoghue, Studies, Spring 1994.

Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern Denis Sampson. Book's title: Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern Denis Sampson. Library of Congress Control Number: 92025058. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0813207665. Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index. Personal Name: McGahern, John, 1934-2006 Criticism and interpretation. Download now Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern Denis Sampson. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format. book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners.

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This first book-length study of the fiction of John McGahern traces his development as an artist by providing a detailed reading of each of his five novels and three collections of stories. In The Barracks (1963) and The Dark (1965), McGahern's unapologetic eye for shocking truths and his scrupulous preoccupation with style and form made comparisons to the young James Joyce commonplace. The mantle of "silence, exile and cunning" also seemed to fit the young novelist, who was fired from his job and whose second novel was banned. The Leavetaking and The Pornographer won him renewed acclaim in the 1970s, but the breakthrough into recognition as a major novelist - the peer of Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel - did not come until the publication of Amongst Women, which in 1992 won McGahern the prestigious GPA (Guinness Peat Aviation) Prize of 50,000 for the most significant Irish book of the previous three years. Although McGahern's fiction is known primarily in Europe, its reception, significance, and place in literary history, especially in the United States, still remain ambiguous and controversial in spite of support from such literary luminaries as John Updike.Denis Sampson here situates McGahern's fiction in the tradition of symbolic realism. McGahern's distinctive style is grounded in concrete images of place - the streets of Dublin and the Roscommon-Leitrim countryside, in particular. Images of personal darkness are associated with an acute analysis of the repressive and deadening effects of Irish social forces on individuals, but McGahern's sensitive portraits are illuminated by a resilient and unsentimental sense of self. Many of his novels and short stories interweave the story of one family's history through two generations, and in its epic confrontations, the reader discovers a moral account of post-colonial Ireland. Ultimately, McGahern unveils the elemental patterns of change which govern individual and social life.As in Beckett, Proust, or Yeats, writers whose presence can be felt in McGahern's work, the sum is greater than the parts, for he is one of those exacting artists who invite the reader to circle back over known territory, searching the familiar narrative for the renewal of imagination itself as the vital and redeeming power. Sampson argues that McGahern's treatment of time and consciousness, of self, story and fictional form, of memory and narrative choice, and of the self-referential autobiographical subject define this integrated set of fictions as the work of a major and underrated artist. This study sheds much-needed light on the enigmatic figure of John McGahern for scholars and students of contemporary Irish literature, European modern literature, and contemporary fiction.