The Pornographer

The Pornographer

by John McGahern
     
 

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One of the preeminent writers of our time, John McGahern has captivated readers with such poignant and heart-wrenching novels as Amongst Women and The Dark.

In The Pornographer, Michael creates an ideal world of sex as a writer of pornographic fiction, while he bungles every phase of his entanglement with an older woman who has the misfortune

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One of the preeminent writers of our time, John McGahern has captivated readers with such poignant and heart-wrenching novels as Amongst Women and The Dark.

In The Pornographer, Michael creates an ideal world of sex as a writer of pornographic fiction, while he bungles every phase of his entanglement with an older woman who has the misfortune to fall in love with him. But his insensitivity to this love is in direct contrast to the tenderness with which he attempts to make his aunt's slow death in a hospital tolerable. Everywhere in this rich novel is the drama of opposites, but above all, sex and death are never far from each other.

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"A marvelous novel, deep, moving, rich and resonant, about love, lust, life and death." —Sunday Express

"An admirable book, one of the finest I have read for a long time...I cannot recommend Mr. McGahern too strongly." —The Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140277968
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

"A marvelous novel, deep, moving, rich and resonant, about love, lust, life and death." —Sunday Express

"An admirable book, one of the finest I have read for a long time...I cannot recommend Mr. McGahern too strongly." —The Sunday Telegraph

Meet the Author

John McGahern was born in Dublin and brought up in the west of Ireland. He is the author of three collections of short stories and six novels, including Amongst Women, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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