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Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories

Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories

Desmond Hogan

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Des Hogan is, and has always been, the real thing - a writer of great originality, dramatic flair, linguistic invention - who remakes the world every time he puts pen to paper.’ - Neil Jordan

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Desmond Hogan is one of most remarkable literary talents to have come out of Ireland in the past half-century.

Larks' Eggs affirms that stature. Here, with twenty-two classic stories taken from earlier collections and twelve fresh narratives, Hogan displays anew his lyricism, compassion and sheer prismatic brilliance.

His subject is exile and self-image, explored through isolates and eccentrics, brittle lives trapped by poverty, personal histories and restless identities, giving a voice to those on the margins - Travellers, the misplaced, the dispossessed. Larks' Eggs' compelling tales of diaspora are both global and local, telling of subsumed identity and allurement, of past merging with present through landscape and mindscape.

Desmond Hogan's fragmented personas are repositories for childhood memory and a collective unconscious that is distinctly Irish and history-burdened, while exhilaratingly and wholly universal and modern. 'Here's to the storytellers.

They made sense of these lonely and driven lives of ours.'

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Author Desmond Hogan
Publisher Lilliput Press
Publication date 14 Nov 2005
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781843510710

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