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A guest at the feast : essays

Summary: From the melancholy and amusement within the work of the writer John McGahern to an extraordinary essay on his own cancer diagnosis, Tóibín delineates the bleakness and strangeness of life and also its richness and its complexity. As he reveals the shades of light and dark in a Venice without tourists and the streets of Buenos Aires riddled with disappearances, we find ourselves considering law and religion in Ireland as well as the intricacies of Marilynne Robinson's fiction. The imprint of the written word on the private self, as Tóibín himself remarks, is extraordinarily powerful. In this collection, that power is gloriously alive, illuminating history and literature, politics and power, family and the self.


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  • ISBN: 9780771006166 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 299 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: 2023

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Formatted Contents Note: Cancer: my part in its downfall -- A guest at the feast -- A brush with the law -- The paradoxical pope -- Among the flutterers -- The Bergoglio smile: Pope Francis -- The ferns report -- Putting religion in its place: Marilynne Robinson -- Issues for truth and invention: Francis Stuart -- Snail snow: John McGahern -- Alone in Venice.
Subject: Tóibín, Colm -- 1955-
Identity (Psychology)
Genre: Essays.
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Victoria 824 Toibi 38080500454531 Adult Checked out 06/26/2023

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