Darkling Plain: Texts for the Air

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Though best known as the author of a series of brilliant novels, here Higgins turns his writerly gifts to work for the radio.

Dalkey Archive Press

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Overview

Though best known as the author of a series of brilliant novels, here Higgins turns his writerly gifts to work for the radio.

Dalkey Archive Press

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Editorial Reviews

Sunday Times (London)
His characters, eccentric, tattered, inconsequent, slowly and powerfully burning up their lives, are unwieldy and magnificent . . . Aidan Higgins is a writer of great originality and strength.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564785374
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Series: Irish Literature Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.50 (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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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction 13

Boomtown, Texas, USA 25

Discords of Good Humour 73

Assassin 161

The Tomb of Dreams 243

Zoo Station 303

Vanishing Heroes 373

Winter is Coming 407

Texts for the Air 431

Uncontrollable Laughter 455

Clouding Over 499

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