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Since the publication of his first book in 1967, Paul Durcan has made satirical, celebratory and extraordinarily moving poetry out of his country's fortunes and misfortunes. His readings are legendary and each new collection, from his collaboration with Brain Lynch, Endsville (1967) to Daddy, Daddy (winner of the 1990 Whitbread Poetry Award), Crazy about Women (1991) and Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil (1999) has borne out the truth of Ezra Pound's dictum that "literature is news that stays news". This book contains Durcan's own selection from his work. It is a literary milestone that has set the seal on his reputation as a poet of international standing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860461873
ISBN-10: 1860461875
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 136mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: The Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Paul Durcan

Paul Durcan was born in Dublin in 1944, of County Mayo parents, and studied archaeology and medieval history at University College Cork. His first book, Endsville (with Brian Lynch), appeared in 1967, and has been followed by 17 others, including O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor (1975), Teresa's Bar (1976), Sam's Cross (1978), Jesus, Break His Fall (1980), The Selected Paul Durcan (edited by Edna Longley, Poetry Ireland Choice, 1982), Jumping the Train Tracks with Angela (1983), The Berlin Wall Cafe (Poetry Book Society Choice, 1985), Going Home to Russia (1987), Daddy, Daddy (1990), Crazy about Women (1991), Christmas Day (1996), and Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil (1999). In 1974 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award and in 1978 and 1980 received Creative Writing Bursaries from the Arts Council. Apart from Britain and Ireland, where he reads regularly, he has read in Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union, the USA (where in 1985 he was resident poet at The Frost Place, New Hampshire), Canada, Holland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, New Zealand, Israel, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Catalonia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Japan. In October 1989 he received the Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award and in 1990 won the Whitbread Poetry Award. In the same year he was writer in residence at Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of Aosdana and lives in Dublin.

Books By Author Paul Durcan

Cries of an Irish Caveman by Paul Durcan

Cries of an Irish Caveman

Paperback, May 2015
Berlin Wall Cafe by Paul Durcan

The Berlin Wall Cafe

Paperback, May 2015
Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil by Paul Durcan

Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil

Paperback, May 2015
O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor by Paul Durcan

O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor

Paperback, May 2015