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The Lake

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Tells of an Irish priest's loss not of faith, but of commitment to the principles fostered in him during his training. It describes his discovery of a more fulfilling religion that celebrates instinct as being man's true mode of communion with his soul, and is also about the satisfactions of living close to nature in Ireland. The atmosphere of the Mayo countryside and the...more
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Chance Maree
First published in 1905, The Lake is a naturalist novel written by George Augustus Moore, who is often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist, and whose work influenced the like of James Joyce, or specifically, James Joyce. --Thus says Wiki. I read the novel in that context, so as not to expect modern American literary or social explorations that I've come to love after reading, say, David Foster Wallace or Thomas Pynchon.

The joke was on me. Today, in the Magazine section of NYT I re...more
Jay Oza
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no plot. lots of description. some interesting inner monologue of the priest.
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George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 – 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.
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