Flotsam and Jetsam
By (author) Aidan Higgins
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Flotsam and Jetsam by Aidan Higgins
Book DescriptionConsidered to be one of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century, Aidan Higgins has earned a reputation throughout Europe as an unusual and astringent prose stylist. This omnibus of selected short fiction is the perfect introduction to the talents of this Irish successor to James Joyce and Samuel Beckett (although Higgins's work is perhaps more reminiscent of his Welsh contemporary Dylan Thomas), and displays Higgins's warmth of language and character. From a melancholy tale of suicide in "North Salt Holdings" to a colorful depiction of J. J. Catchpole's escapades in "Catchpole, " Higgins builds his characters into touching failures who both attract and repulse the reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781564783165
(203mm x 140mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aidan Higgins
Blind Man's Bluff, Paperback (September 2012)
A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons, Aidan Higgins's Blind Man's Bluff is a compendium of tart and comic insights into sight itself, as well as other varied indignities: personal, historical, and literary.
Balcony of Europe, Paperback (February 2010)
From one of the great Irish writers of the twentieth century, and one of the few whose work bears comparison with that of Joyce and Beckett.
Darkling Plain, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Aidan Higgins
Though best known as the author of a series of brilliant novels, here Higgins turns his writerly gifts to work for the radio.
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Author Biography - Aidan Higgins
Aidan Higgins is an Irish writer. He has written short stories, travel pieces, radio drama and novels. Among his published works are Langrishe, Go Down, Balcony of Europe and Flotsam and Jetsam.
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