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The Whole Hog By Aidan Higgins

The Whole Hog
by Aidan Higgins

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This spirited and quirky penman has always set himself apart form the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, to run along the line of the exposed nerve-system.No other Irish writer has been so obsessed with the terrain inconnu of lost or thwarted love as this odd-man-out.
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The Whole Hog by Aidan Higgins

Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of these remarkable memoirs, of which The Whole Hog now completes the Higgins Bestiary. This spirited and quirky penman has always set himself apart form the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, to run along the line of the exposed nerve-system.No other Irish writer has been so obsessed with the terrain inconnu of lost or thwarted love as this odd-man-out. From salad love with Molly Cushen, to Philippa Phillips in the dunes, to a young American wife in Spain at the time of the Bay of Pigs, or a divorcee in Copenhagen, a tax inspectress in London, the Jacaranda Street tease in Johannesburg, the mirth is barely contained

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The Whole Hog Reviews


"The ferocious and dazzling prose... He is one of our great writers. I have stood stunned with admiration for the muscular power and linguistic acrobatics... of his work for years." - Annie Proulx
"A saga of the writer's travels and travails, recounting with wry humour his sojourns in Spain, Berlin, Denmark and Mexico. Admirers at last have no longer to wait." - "Books Ireland

About Aidan Higgins


Aidan Higgins was born in 1927. Langrishe Go Down, his first novel, won the James Tait Black memorial Prize and the Irish Academy of Letters Award, and was later filmed for television with a screenplay by Harold Pinter. His second novel, Balcony of Europe, was shortlisted for the 1972 Booker Prize. The novel Lions of the Grunewald appeared in 1993 and a collection of shorter fiction, Flotsam and jetsam, in 1996. Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of the Higgins Bestiary which concludes with this volume.

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GOR002810152
The Whole Hog by Aidan Higgins
Aidan Higgins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2001-12-06
416
0099286351
9780099286356
Short-listed for Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Non-fiction 2001
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