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Visualising McGahern's words

Broken window and pony - image copyright www.paulbutler.me

 

Analysis: the image was hugely important to the work of the writer in terms of both landscape and character

John McGahern's writing leans heavily on memory. As a photographer living in Leitrim, I strive to visualise his world. My first introduction to McGahern was through his novel Amongst Women. The landscape and characters had quite an emotional effect on me. By delving further into his work, that connection to his world was reinforced. 

Read the full article here:

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0121/1191159-john-mcgahern-photography-visualisation/

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