The House of Pure Being

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  • “What makes Michael Murphy singular as a writer is his ability to recreate an emotional scene or event, right down to the feel of the wind on his skin . . . Michael’s poetry may well reflect the experience of many readers as they finish this startling and beautiful book.” —Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Meet The Author

Michael Murphy is a native of Castlebar, County Mayo. A psychoanalyst with a busy practice in Dublin, he is also an award-winning senior television producer, director and newscaster with RTÉ. He has lectured in psychoanalysis at St Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin. His acclaimed memoir, At Five in the Afternoon: My Battle with Male Cancer, chronicling his life and battle with prostate cancer, was a number one best-seller. Michael lives in Dublin with his longtime partner, Terry O’Sullivan.

Michael Murphy’s second volume of prose, The House of Pure Being, charts the author’s experiences and revelations since the release of his best-selling memoir, At Five in the Afternoon. In this sequel, he brings the inspiring stories of his women friends up to date, tackles difficult subjects like the lingering effects of cancer, and the passing of Aengus Fanning (former editor of the Sunday Independent), and writes movingly of his civil partnership ceremony to his long-time partner Terry. Michael shares his deeply insightful and unique reflections on writing, art, language, love, family and friendship, and the seductive charms of his beloved Spain. Thought-provoking and eloquent, The House of Pure Being explores the inner complexities of an exceptional writer, and in doing so, highlights the warmth and compassion of a much-admired man.

Weight 0.545 kg