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The Great Hunger by  Patrick Kavanagh - Hardcover - Reprint of 1942 Edition - 1971 - from Dave Shoots, Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Great Hunger

by Kavanagh, Patrick

Condition: Very Good/Good


Shannon, Ireland: Irish University Press, 1971 Grey boards backed in cream cloth. Five small edge tears to jacket. Previous owner's name. 33 pp. Kavanagh worked on the family farm until the age of 27, so he knew his way around the barn. The Great Hunger is his best-known work. In a 2000 survey of favorite poets, Kavanagh placed second only to Yeats, but ahead of Burns.. Reprint of 1942 Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The Great Hunger is a long poem by Patrick Kavanagh, published in 1942. In this poem, the main subject Patrick Maguire and his old maid sister while away the years trying to raise a prosperous farm.  The looming ghost of their mother and the long arm of the Church cling to them like mist as they sink into despair and impotence on their small Irish farm.



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