Further praise for The Bend for Home: ‘This is a marvellous book, satisfying on just about every one of its many diverting and artful levels. Anthony Clare, Sunday Times.
Further praise for The Bend for Home: ‘This is a marvellous book, satisfying on just about every one of its many diverting and artful levels. The bend for home, which gives rise to many place names in Ireland, as for example Corballa, Corbellagh, etc.
Dermot Healy was a poet, novelist and dramatist. He lived in County Sligo and was the author of A Goat's Song, Sudden Times, The Bend for Home and Long Time, No See. He won the Hennessy Award (twice), the Tom Gallon Award, the Encore Award and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund Literary Award. Бібліографічна інформація.
Dermot Healy (9 November 1947 – 29 June 2014) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer. A member of Aosdána, Healy was also part of its governing body, the Toscaireacht. Born in Finea, County Westmeath, he lived in County Sligo, and was described variously as a "master", a "Celtic Hemingway" and as "Ireland's finest living novelist"
Every so often Packie Cullen would send a beam of torchlight over faces from which childhood was fast fading, or had already gone. Being adult meant groping in the dark.
Every so often Packie Cullen would send a beam of torchlight over faces from which childhood was fast fading, or had already gone. Being adult meant groping in the dark soft as the men on the balcony held in their gasps, and let go, afterwards, with a sigh. From the back row came the moist slap of a kiss. As Orna Galligan loosened her hair and leaned back on Kit Finnegan’s arm her white knee dug into the back of my seat. Des Hickey threw his coat over Ursula Smith’s lap and turned round with a stern eye. What are you looking at? he barked.
The Bend For Home book. Most of the book deals with Dermot Healy’s childhood and teenage years; the time when others looked after him, or tried to do so. The last section of the book tells of the time when Healy took care of his now elderly mother and aunt and life has gone full circle. He whose antics had been frowned upon but lovingly dealt with, now finds himself having to find the same patience while he looks after two strong minded but no longer able bodied women.
Dermot Healy's "Bend for Home" is part "Portrait of the Artist" and part "Angela's Ashes," combining the ambient grey of Irish poverty with characteristic Irish humor. Healy has been criticized for betraying his mother's memory in the book's sometimes hilarious, sometimes wrenching last chapter.
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Authors : Healy, Dermot. Product Category : Books. One day, years after he's moved away from his childhood home in rural Ireland, Dermot Healy returns to care for his ailing mother. There is no-one in the office at the Weekend. Out of the blue she hands him the forgotten diary he had kept as a fifteen-year-old. He is amazed to find the makings of the writer he has become, as well as taken aback at the changes his memory has wrought.