Windy arbours: collected criticism

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 308 pages
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In addition to his novels and stories, Aidan Higgins--one of Ireland's most respected contemporary writers--has written a large body of criticism over his career. Windy Arbours collects pieces he wrote between 1970-1990 and is the first collection of his reviews to be published. Incredibly well-read, Higgins covers writers from around the world, from relatively well-known authors such as William Faulkner, Djuna Barnes, and Jorge Luis Borges, to more obscure writers such as Ralph Cusack and Dorothy Nelson. Serving as an informative guidebook about contemporary fiction, Higgins's criticism is always insightful, and oft-times entertainingly acerbic.

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Aidan Higgins has written short stories, novels, travel pieces, radio plays, and a large body of criticism. A consummate stylist, his writing is lush and complex- especially in his novels. Although his reputation as a writer is well established in the UK and Ireland, most of his books have never been available in the U.S., a situation that Dalkey Archive Press is changing through the publication of many of his works.

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