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Langrishe, Go Down

Langrishe, Go Down
  • Langrishe, Go Down by Aidan Higgins


'Half a century since its publication, Langrishe, Go Down remains bold, expressive and daring... It is a defining great Irish novel; in fact, it is a defining international modernist novel that resonates with dark and very human intent.' - Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times

‘Langrishe is without doubt his masterpiece’ - John Banville, The New York Review of Books

‘Why did I? . . .Because I liked his manner; because I desired him to be happy; because I wanted to give him something; because he had Father’s eyes . . .’

Imogen Langrishe, the youngest of the four Langrishe sisters, whose name has long been a byword for money, status and respectability to the people of Celbridge, County Kildare, embarks on a reckless love affair.

Set against the backdrop of a crumbling 1930s’ Europe, Aidan Higgins’s classic novel depicts the demise of the old order of power in Ireland, as Imogen’s loss of inhibition leads her deeper into the sensual yet lonely world of despair and heartbreak.

For the first time since its initial publication, typographical errors have been corrected and the author’s own textual edits have been identified in this authoritative text.

Praise for Aidan Higgins

‘The pure architecture of his sentences takes the breath out of you’ – Annie Proulx

‘Higgins is a born writer, in love with language and what language can do’ – Frank O’Connor

‘Clearly the best Irish novel since At-Swim-Two-Birds’ – The Irish Times


Aidan Higgins


B-format, paperback





Release Date

June 2016

Additional Information

Weight .271 g
Dimensions .215 x .135 x .15 mm


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