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The Whole Hog
     

The Whole Hog

by Aidan Higgins
 

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Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of Aidan Higgins' remarkable memoirs. The Whole Hog now completes the Higgins Bestiary. This spirited and quirky work has always set itself apart from the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, running along the line of the nerve-system after V. S. Pritchett's A Cab at the

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Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of Aidan Higgins' remarkable memoirs. The Whole Hog now completes the Higgins Bestiary. This spirited and quirky work has always set itself apart from the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, running along the line of the nerve-system after V. S. Pritchett's A Cab at the Door and Midnight Oil, Gorky's autobiographies, and suchlike rare effusions. No other Irish penman has been so obsessed with the terrain inconnu of lost or thwarted love as this odd-man-out. From salad love with Molly Cushen, to Philippa Phillips in the dunes, to a young American wife in Spain at the time of the Bay of Pigs, or a divorce in Copenhagen, a tax inspectress in London, the Jacaranda Street tease in Johannesburg, the mirth is just contained.

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ISBN-13:
9780099286356
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/26/2002
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.98(d)

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