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WINNER OF THE 2014 IRISH BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This was the collection with which Durcan broke through to the huge and appreciative audience he enjoys today. In the first part are poems of great satirical comedy and also of great passion and indignation, and in the second part, poems about the break-up of a marriage so intense they would hurt if they weren't also possessed of the healing gifts of truthfulness and humour. In The Berlin Wall Café Durcan has located that space between the walls and barriers societies and individuals erect - a no-man's-land of the free imagination where we meet as the vulnerable and comical human beings we are. It contains some of his very best work.

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  • Paperback

    9781910701119

    May 15, 2015

    Harvill Secker

    80 pages

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  • The Berlin Wall Cafe
    Paul Durcan

    Paperback

    9781860460883

    August 1, 2002

    Harvill Press

    80 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • The Berlin Wall Cafe
    Paul Durcan

    EBook

    9781446484883

    June 30, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    80 pages

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