In The Art of Life Paul Durcan takes us around County Mayo in his
"filthy, two-door, bottle-green Opel Astra", stopping off at
Westport and Achill Island, where he declares himself to be
"globally sad", but "locally glad". Next he travels east to Dublin
to hold in his arms his newborn granddaughter and thence to
Tuscany, Poland and Japan. Along the way he reflects upon parental
pride, the aches and pains of old age, the trim bottoms of snooker
players, the wisdom of ex-wives and dogs on Sandymount Strand,
while introducing us to a host of colourful characters, including a
bishop, a roofer, a milkman, a priest and an unmarried mother. Is
there an art of living or is life a work of art? This magnificent
collection - originally published on Paul Durcan's sixtieth
birthday - reveals one of Ireland's most successful and popular
poets at the height of his powers and continuing to challenge,
amuse and delight.
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