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Langrishe, Go Down

(1966)
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An eminently poetic book, Langrishe, Go Down (Higgins's first novel) traces the fall of the Langrishes--a once wealthy, highly respected Irish family--through the lives of their four daughters, especially the youngest, Imogen, whose love affair with a self-centered German scholar resonates throughout the book. Their relationship, told in lush, erotic, and occasionally melancholic prose, comes to represent not only the invasion and decline of this insular family, but the decline of Ireland and Western Europe as a whole in the years preceding World War II. In the tradition of great Irish writing, Higgins's prose is a direct descendent from that of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, and nowhere else in his mastery of the language as evident as in Langrishe, Go Down, which the Irish Times applauded as "the best Irish novel since At Swim-Two-Birds and the novels of Beckett."



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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 1-84840-552-9 / 978-1-84840-552-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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January 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 0-7145-0328-2 / 978-0-7145-0328-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 1-78669-520-0 / 978-1-78669-520-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Apollo Library
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 1-84840-549-9 / 978-1-84840-549-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down (Irish Literature)
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 1-56478-352-9 / 978-1-56478-352-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 1-905494-46-7 / 978-1-905494-46-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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August 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 0-7493-9732-2 / 978-0-7493-9732-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down (Paladin Books)
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 0-586-08566-1 / 978-0-586-08566-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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February 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down (Calderbooks)
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
ISBN: 0-7145-0329-0 / 978-0-7145-0329-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Langrishe, Go Down
Author(s): Aidan Higgins
Publisher: Apollo Library
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