Mary Kenny

A Priestly Writer

Memoir

By

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Of all Irish writers living, John McGahern is now regarded as the most senior and the finest, and is the most respected. His range is not wide, but that is perhaps because his voice is so truthful: he writes about what he knows, what he has experienced and observed, and every word that issues from his hand shimmers with integrity. 

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