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George Moore
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The Lake

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
It was one of those enticing days at the beginning of May when white clouds are drawn about the earth like curtains. The lake lay like a mirror that somebody had breathed upon the brown islands showing through the mist faintly with gray shadows falling into the water blurred at the edges.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published March 31st 1981 by Colin Smythe (first published January 1st 1905)
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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
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Sally Jane Driscoll
A priest falls in live, but doesn't realize it. A parable of Moore's hopes for Ireland.
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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