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John McGahern: His Time and His Places
by Eamon Maher and Paul Butler
John McGahern was a writer who always demonstrated a keen sense of place. Readers of his fiction inevitably note strong similarities between the figures and landscapes it evokes and the people and places the writer knew in real life. He was acutely aware of how important it was to write from personal knowledge, from everyday experience, in order to capture the beauty that can be found in the ordinary experiences of people going about their daily lives in small rural communities, mostly located in the Leitrim/Roscommon area where McGahern spent the majority of his l
Publisher: The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (2016)

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