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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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An eminently poetic book, Langrishe, Go Down (Higgins's first novel) traces the fall of the Langrishes--a once wealthy, highly respected Irish family--through the lives of their four daughters, especially the youngest, Imogen, whose love affair with a self-centered German scholar resonates throughout the book. Their relationship, told in lush, erotic, and occasionally melancholic prose, comes to represent not only the invasion and decline of this insular family, but the decline of Ireland and Western Europe as a whole in the years preceding World War II. In the tradition of great Irish writing, Higgins's prose is a direct descendent from that of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, and nowhere else in his mastery of the language as evident as in Langrishe, Go Down, which the Irish Times applauded as "the best Irish novel since At Swim-Two-Birds and the novels of Beckett."

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shiyl0826, October 14, 2006 (view all comments by shiyl0826)
Langrishe, Go Down (Higgins's first novel) is a very good book, which is, to my mind, different from the traditional Irish literary works. It introduces the conflicts of Irish and the europeans, hence enlarging the sphere of the Irish literature. As a contemporary writer, Higgins successfully follows James Joyce's style and makes readers feel fresh about Irish novels.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781564783523
Author:
Higgins, Aidan
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, IL
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Rich people
Subject:
Regression
Subject:
Poor families
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Series:
Irish Literature
Series Volume:
200120A
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
7.96x5.00x.81 in. .67 lbs.

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