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Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, 1982. 14,5 cm x 21 cm. 125 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following poems: Letter to Ben, 1972 / Ballina, Co.Mayo / Aughawall Graveyard / Combe Florey / Phoenix Park Vespers / Memoirs of a Fallen Blackbird / Bishop of Cork Murders His Wife etc etc. Durcan was born and grew up in Dublin and in Turlough, County Mayo. His father, John, was a barrister and circuit court judge; father and son had a difficult and formal relationship. Durcan enjoyed a warmer and more natural relationship with his mother, Sheila MacBride Durcan, through whom he is a great-nephew of both Maud Gonne, muse of WB Yeats and Irish social and political activist, and John MacBride, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, which began the Irish War of Independence leading to the foundation of the Irish state. He studied law and economics at University College Dublin.While at college, Durcan was kidnapped by his family and committed against his will to Saint John of God psychiatric hospital in Dublin, and later to a Harley Street clinic where he was subjected to electric shock treatment and heavy dosages of barbiturates and Mandrax. Durcan moved to live in London in 1966 where he worked at the North Thames Gas Board. He met Nessa O'Neill in 1968; they married and had two daughters, Sarah and Siabhra. They lived in South Kensington, then moved to Cork where his wife taught in a prison. The marriage ended at the beginning of 1984. (Wikipedia). Sprache: English Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Selected. Edited by Edna Longley.
Verlag: The Blackstaff Press
Einband: Original Softcover.