I had never heard of John McGahern, Stiof, but I will look for his books when I am in Ireland in May.
I discovered Frank Delaney's Ireland some months ago and just yesterday received the book on cd. I drive an hour each way every day, so it is a great way to hear a story. I have already read the book, but when I saw I could get it from Amazon second hand for a much more reasonable price, I went for it. I also read Rutherfur'd the Dublin Saga, the Princes of Ireland and have just finished listening to all 8 cds. Read by John Keating.
>From: Stiof MacAmhalghaidh <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: Thu Mar 30 19:06:07 CST 2006
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: John McGahern
>I meant to post this earlier.
>John McGahern, author of 'Amongst Women', 'The Dark', 'That They May Face the
>Rising Sun' & other much loved and respected novels, died today in hospital in
>Dublin at c.12 noon after a long battle with cancer.
>There is a hole in the sky where sunlight was.
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars. The stars form a circle, and in the center we dance.