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The View From the Glen—by Cathal Ó Searcaigh


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In this collection of new and selected prose pieces Cathal Ó Searcaigh explores the natural and built environment, casting his gaze out from his home in Mín ’a Leá and documenting the tiny details and intimate spaces of his beloved corner of Donegal before moving into the wider world, dancing with Irish music-lovers in Milwaukee and navigating the bustling streets of New Delhi. He shares colourful snapshots of his people, friends and neighbours, giving us precious insights into his upbringing and first steps as one of Ireland’s finest poets; and in a tour de force of literary criticism delves into the best of 1980s Irish poetry, the work of Colette Ní Ghallchóir and Gabriel Rosenstock, and the life of Ploughman Poet, Robert Burns. This book is a must for students of Irish poetry and lovers of landscape alike.






B/W drawings by Ian Joyce