Scenes from a Receding Past
By (author) Aidan Higgins
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Scenes from a Receding Past by Aidan Higgins
Book DescriptionOpening with a quote from Richard Brautigan--"I've been examining half-scraps of my childhood. They are pieces of distant life that have no form or meaning"--Scenes from a Receding Past constructs the adolescence and early adulthood of Dan Ruttle out of a variety of scenes and reminiscences about his life in Ireland, his time in a Catholic school, his first sexual experiences, and his brother's mental breakdown. The second half of the book centers around his relationship with his future wife Olivia, her past, and her former lovers. Calling to mind Joyce's Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man for Dan Ruttle's love-hate relationship with Ireland and the stylistic innovations employed by Higgins, Scenes from a Receding Past is a masterpiece from one of Ireland's greatest contemporary writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781564783875
(203mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2005
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.
Darkling Plain, Paperback (February 2010)
Though best known as the author of a series of brilliant novels, here Higgins turns his writerly gifts to work for the radio.
Balcony of Europe, Paperback (February 2010)View all books by Aidan Higgins
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.
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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 a more recent biographical work Dog Days.
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