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The Berlin Wall Cafe There's a superb 21 year old Irish pot still whiskey; Redbreast warm fruity sweet with a faint metallic hintand a luxuriously smooth finish that lingers beautifully I get the same experience reading Paul Durcan; his humour humanity and deep care for the spirit and soul shines throughThe suburban unloved sexless wife dreaming of city passionI whispered miraculous our night will come An omnipresent catholic guilt materialising as two watching nuns at a car washor a schoolboy homosexual crush Satires on church values and post modern subway visions There's a tender heartbreaking hymn to a failing marriage reflections of late 60s cold water London art and first and lasting love once we were Berlinyou and IUisge beathawater of life you will wish to return to this Great postmodern Irish poetry 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 Caf 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


About the Author: Paul Durcan

Durcan was educated at University College Cork where he studied archaeology and medieval history He lives in Dublin Awards 1974 Patrick Kavanagh Award1989 Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award1990 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry shortlist for Daddy Daddy1990; Whitbread Poetry Award for Daddy Daddy1995 Heinemann Award joint winner


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