Irish Nocturnes

Irish Nocturnes

by Chris Arthur, Gigi Bayliss
     
 

In Irish Nocturnes, a collection of eighteen essays, Arthur blends the intensely personal with the abstractly philosophical. "He lightly compresses the weight of historical research, natural observation, and philosophical reading into essays which attempt to discover in the intimate currents of feeling, which the self invests in objects or events, thoseSee more details below

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In Irish Nocturnes, a collection of eighteen essays, Arthur blends the intensely personal with the abstractly philosophical. "He lightly compresses the weight of historical research, natural observation, and philosophical reading into essays which attempt to discover in the intimate currents of feeling, which the self invests in objects or events, those archetypal meanings once guaranteed by religious faith, tradition, routine and community. His essays in spiritual autobiography are nothing less than a search for metaphysical security in a postmodern age. (Denis Sampson, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies). His writing has been compared favorably with figures as diverse as Hubert Butler, Joseph Campbell, C.S. Lewis and V.S. Naipaul.

Author Biography: Chris Arthur is a winner of the Akegarasu Haya International Essay Prize and the Beverly Hayne Memorial Award for Young Writers. "Linen," the opening essay in the book, was listed - along with work by Salman Rushdie, Nadine Gordimer, Gore Vidal and others - as a Notable Essay of 1997 in the annual list compiled and published by Robert Atwan.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888570496
Publisher:
Davies Group Publishers, The
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.75(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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