Cadenza

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1984 - Fiction - 227 pages
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First published in Ireland in 1958, this fantastic excursion of the mind, which moves between Dublin and Dundalk on a train headed for the scrap heap after fifty years, also reminds the reader of Tristram Shandy, Finnegans Wake, Ulysses, and At Swim-Two-Birds. But while Leopold Bloom is peripatetic in his Dublin Odyssey, Cusack's Desmond locks himself in train carriage 304D and orders out sandwiches, whiskey, and beer. A brilliant tour de force melding time, place, and memory.
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
8
Section 3
11
Section 4
15
Section 5
22
Section 6
39
Section 7
41
Section 8
87
Section 14
176
Section 15
178
Section 16
193
Section 17
199
Section 18
203
Section 19
208
Section 20
211
Section 21
212

Section 9
117
Section 10
131
Section 11
150
Section 12
154
Section 13
159
Section 22
221
Section 23
223
Section 24
225
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About the author (1984)

Ralph Cusack (1912-1965) was born in Dublin. Though trained as a painter, he settled in the south of France to grow flowers for the manufacture of perfume. He wrote one novel, Cadenza, originally published in 1958.

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