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  • Life is a Dreamby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    Famous for his electrifying poetry readings, Paul Durcan marks four decades of composing silently and reciting aloud with this magnificent collection, which brings together for the first time the critically acclaimed poet's own choice of his work from his first book, Endsville (1967), to The Laughter of Mothers (2007). Life is a Dream represents... more...

  • The Art Of Lifeby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    In The Art of Life Paul Durcan takes us around County Mayo in his "filthy, two-door, bottle-green Opel Astra", stopping off at Westport and Achill Island, where he declares himself to be "globally sad", but "locally glad". Next he travels east to Dublin to hold in his arms his newborn granddaughter and thence to Tuscany, Poland and Japan. Along... more...

  • The Laughter of Mothersby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    'Thank you, O golden mother, / For giving me a life,' says Paul Durcan in this brilliant new collection, a poignant tribute to 'the first woman I ever knew'. Sheila MacBride came from a political family – her uncle John MacBride was executed in 1916 for his part in the Easter Uprising – but when Sheila married into the 'black, red-roaring, fighting... more...

  • Snail In My Primeby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    Since the publication of his first book in 1967, Paul Durcan has made satirical, celebratory and extraordinarily moving poetry out of his country's fortunes and misfortunes. His readings are legendary and each new collection, from his collaboration with Brain Lynch, Endsville ( 1967) to Daddy, Daddy (winner of the 1990 Whitbread Poetry Award),... more...

  • Cries Of An Irish Cavemanby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    Cries of an Irish Caveman is Paul Durcan's most inspired and surprising collection of poems. Through four distinct sections, he brings his tender lyricism to bear on the themes of love, loss, life and death. The first section describes an experience in Australia which provides a starting point for reassessing his past relationships and loves. The... more...

  • Greetings to Our Friends in Brazilby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    Paul Durcan has been at the heart of Irish cultural life for 30 years and his poetry has acquired a huge international following. Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil is his most challenging and engaging collection yet, one that addresses itself through Ireland and the Irish diaspora to the whole world beyond. more...

  • O Westport In The Light Of Asia Minorby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor was first published in a tiny edition in Dublin in 1975. It was Paul Durcan's first fully-fledged collection, and already displays an astonishingly mature, visionary power, shot through with the surrealism and heart-breaking comedy that have since become his hallmark. It won him the Patrick Kavanagh Award. Now... more...

  • The Berlin Wall Cafeby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    This was the collection with which Durcan broke through to the huge and appreciative audience he enjoys today. In the first part are poems of great satirical comedy and also of great passion and indignation, and in the second part, poems about the break-up of a marriage so intense they would hurt if they weren't also possessed of the healing gifts... more...

  • Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have my Beingby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2012; US$ 16.91

    Paul Durcan's twenty-second collection finds Monsieur le Poète on the road in Paris, New York City, Chicago, Brisbane, and Achill Island, meditating upon the sanctuary of home and what it means to feel truly at home. Regarded by many as the great poet of contemporary Ireland, Durcan is on top form here as he contemplates the fall of the Celtic Tiger,... more...

  • The Days of Surpriseby Paul Durcan

    Random House 2015; US$ 18.32

    WINNER OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IRISH BOOK AWARD 2014 Paul Durcan never imagined he would be clasped by a woman again, but life is full of surprises! After all, would it surprise you to learn that at the US Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin his libido almost destroyed the Peace Process? There is a new Pope, too, a ‘man of constant surprise’, although... more...