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Conamara Blues
About the book
  • Published: 11 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437186
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144
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Conamara Blues




A new collection of poetry by the bestselling author of Anam Cara, focusing on the Conamara landscape.

Conamara in the West of Ireland has a strange and beautiful landscape - a landscape of intense contrasts uniquely dependent on light and shade. In daylight, a subtle radiance of gentle colours envelops the place. Yet on the threshold of darkness, the fading light reveals an almost haunted vista of mysterious beauty.In this exquisitely crafted collection of poetry, John O'Donohue evokes the vital energy and rhythm of the Conamara landscape, engaging with earth, sky and sea, and the majestic mountains that silently preside over this glorious region. Here too, as he draws upon the ancient memory and history of this sacred place, he focuses upon the power of language and the vagaries of human need and passion, tenderly revealing the fragile vulnerability of love and friendship.
Written with penetrating insight and a deftness of touch, Conamara Blues offers a unique, imaginative vision of a landscape steeped in mystery and legend - a landscape of hope and possibility that is at once both familiar and unknown.

  • Pub date: 11 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437186
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the Author

John O'Donohue

John O'Donohue, Ph.D., was born in County Clare in 1956. He spoke Gaelic as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured in Europe and America and wrote a number of international bestsellers: Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two collections of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory, his first published work.

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Praise for Conamara Blues

“'With this exquisitely crafted collection of poetry, John O'Donohue evokes the vital energy and pulse of the landscape of this glorious regoin, engaging with the elements and the majestic, rugged landscape. Focusing on the power of language and the vagaries of human need, O'Donohue ultimately reveals the tender vulnerability of love and friendship' Cara”


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