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The Laughter of Mothers


Συγγραφέας: Durcan Paul
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781846557538
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 144
Διαστάσεις: 20x1x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Laughter of Mothers"

'Thank you, O golden mother, / For giving me a life,' says Paul Durcan in this brilliant new collection, a poignant tribute to 'the first woman I ever knew'. Sheila MacBride came from a political family - her uncle John MacBride was executed in 1916 for his part in the Easter Uprising - but when Sheila married into the 'black, red-roaring, fighting Durcans of Mayo' she was obliged to give up a promising legal career. These poems commemorate his mother as Paul Durcan remembers her playing golf, reading Tolstoy, and initiating him in the magic of the cinema. He recalls her compassion and loyalty when he was committed to a mental hospital in adolescence and how she endured the ordeal of her old age. Durcan also muses upon the beauty of Greek women and questions our need for newspapers and the new religion of golf. He is beguiled by a beggar woman, enraged by a young man picking his nose on the Dublin-Sligo commuter train, and gets into difficulty at the security gate of Dublin airport.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Durcan Paul
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9781846557538
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 15/11/2012
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 144
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 180 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x1x13 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: Revised edition

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