Medbh McGuckian

Love, The Magician
9781851321933 limited edition

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The human and the animal go hand in hand in Love, the Magician, as do the domestic and the infinite. We encounter them as unified things, part of a vision of life, the key to which is the passionate vocabulary Medbh McGuckian has created in the service of intuitively-known worlds. As before, her insights are exaltingly strange, but there is a new genius and a new mystique in her mastery of the unsayable. Gone almost completely now are the terra firma of selfhood and the conventional checkpoints of reason. In their place a profound imaginative structure has emerged, an uncanny wholeness, an uncanny dawning, in the light of which this extraordinary book grants to Irish literature a sensational poetic harvest

– Martin Dyar