Thursday, March 30, 2006

Two Giants

There's something very moving and very fitting about the frontpage of the www.ireland.com website at the moment. Beckett and McGahern, between them, I would argue, the most important figures of Irish literature in the latter half of the 20th century...one being remembered, one being freshly mourned, facing each other across a page that will disappear in a few hours.

He died as morning turned to day.

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