Posted: 22 Mar 2013 @ 00:02
EAMON MAHER, in The Church and its Spire: John McGahern and theCatholic question, looks at the life and work of a controversialfigure in the Irish RC Church. McGahern's second novel was banned,and he was also sacked from a teaching post because of hisambivalent relationship with his Church. The author explores how,though he abhorred the institutional aspects of the Church in whichhe was brought up, he also found much in its awe-inspiring mysteryand worship (The Columba Press, ...
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