Bornholm Night-ferry

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Author: Aidan Higgins

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564784155

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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During the five years of their adulterous affair, Finn Fitzgerald and Elin Marstrander spend only 47 days and nights together. At each of their meetings -- in Spain or London, or on the tiny island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, which serves as their last refuge -- they try to conjure a reality that will correspond to that of the passionate letters they exchange while apart. Elin, a Danish poet, and Fitz, an Irish novelist, send each other beautiful, loving words, as well as evocative jabs of cruelty, often in the same letter. In the whirling world of their writing they attempt to enjoy their love in the calm they can't find in their daily lives. But as reality -- their lovers and their children; their failures and regrets -- creeps in, their relationship inevitably crumbles: "The dream ends."

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Collected Irish Essays, 1976-2006

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Author: Richard Kearney

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631262

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 453

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"This collection contains writings on Irish politics, literature, drama, and visual arts, along with a series of dialogues with important cultural and intellectual figures. Previously unpublished pieces include essays on Joyce and on the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City and a dialogue with Georges Dumezil on myth."--Publisher's website.

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Narratives in Modern Irish Culture

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Author: Richard Kearney

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719019265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Night Soul and Other Stories

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Author: Joseph McElroy

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564786021

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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New stories from a master of American fiction.

Dog Days

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Author: Aidan Higgins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446467309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'Tired of walking in the dream I have returned to the country where I was born half a century ago' - The Higgins family is now dispersed; the third son of four brothers is himself the father of three sons in a family also dispersed, and our author 'looking for the quietness that Julian Sorel found in prison. ' he finds this problematical peace, sharing a bungalow near Brittas in Co Wicklow in an awkward two year tenancy with a school mistress with back back trouble. DOG DAYS is an account of those two years, with flashbacks to previous diaries that reveal a murky Dublin of whores and Provo killing, a raindrenched Connemara.