Blind Man's Bluff

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Perversely, but perhaps appropriately, Aidan Higgins -- one of the few contemporary writers worthy of comparison with Beckett and Joyce, now celebrating his 85th year -- has chosen to wait until his sight has nearly left him to assemble this collection of visual treats. A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons -- the latter never before published, though familiar to all of Higgins's correspondents from the margins of his letters and postcards -- Blind Man's Bluff is a compendium of tart and comic insights ...

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Overview

Perversely, but perhaps appropriately, Aidan Higgins -- one of the few contemporary writers worthy of comparison with Beckett and Joyce, now celebrating his 85th year -- has chosen to wait until his sight has nearly left him to assemble this collection of visual treats. A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons -- the latter never before published, though familiar to all of Higgins's correspondents from the margins of his letters and postcards -- 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564787255
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,440,031
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Aidan Higgins has written short stories, novels, travel pieces, radio plays, and a large body of criticism. A consummate stylist, his writing is lush and complex. His books include Scenes from a Receding Past, Bornholm Night-Ferry, Balcony of Europe, and Langrishe,Go Down, which was adapted for television by Harold Pinter.

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