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Considered 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 Details

ISBN: 9781564783165
ISBN-10: 1564783162
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 32mm)
Pages: 460
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Author Aidan Higgins

Langrishe, Go Down by Aidan Higgins

Langrishe, Go Down

Hardback, May 2016
Blind Man's Bluff by Aidan Higgins

Blind Man's Bluff

Paperback, September 2012
Darkling Plain by Aidan Higgins

Darkling Plain

Paperback, February 2010
Balcony of Europe by Aidan Higgins

Balcony of Europe

Paperback, February 2010