Journalism by Derek Mahon
Selected Prose (Gallery Books)

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Derek Mahon, best known as a poet, worked as a freelance journalist for many years, and his first prose book brings together a selection of his feature articles, lectures and book reviews. Some of these, like the essays on MacNeice and Beckett, Brian Moore and J. G. Farrell, are seriously 'literary' in nature; while others, like the reports from Coleraine, Rome and Los Angeles, are more discursive and relaxed, if not downright mischievous.
 

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Published February 1, 1997 by Gallery Books. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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his joyful recollection of the Trinity College Garden Party is a delight, as is his vision of Dublin in the '60s: ""wonderfully seedy and raffish."" Mahon, considered by many the greatest poet in Ireland after Seamus Heaney, proves himself a fine essayist who is sure to have something for everyon...

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