The Dregs of the Day Paperback / softback
Part of the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series
A riveting English translation the Irish classic tale of heartache, death, and loneliness by the beloved author of The Dirty Dust The final published work by the renowned Mairtin O Cadhain, this novella follows a widower as he attempts to plan his wife's funeral arrangements without money, direction, or whiskey.
Thrown into a desert of unknowing, he knows not where to turn or what to do.
In a poignant meditation on regret, possibilities, maybes, and avoidances, the author portrays a man hopelessly watching as the people in the world go about their lives around him.
With black humor sprinkled throughout, the book, a profound look at psychic loss and puzzlement by a writer at the height of his powers, illustrates O Cadhain's conviction that tragedy and comedy are inextricably connected. Bringing this work to an English-speaking audience for the first time, this volume includes an illuminating introduction by Alan Titley, whose skillful translation captures the spirit and tone of the original.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 05/11/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780300242775