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James McCourt

Biography

James McCourt

James McCourt is the author of MAWRDEW CZGOWCHWZ, TIME REMAINING, DELANCEY'S WAY NOW VOYAGERS: THE NIGHT SEA JOURNEY and QUEER STREET. He has contributed to the Yale Review, The New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.

James McCourt

Books by James McCourt

by James McCourt - Autobiography, Memoir

Enjoined by his dying mother to "tell everything," James McCourt was liberated by this deathbed wish to do just that. The result is LASTING CITY, a gripping, uniquely McCourt invention: an operatic recollection that braids a nostalgic portrait of old-Irish New York with a boy’s funny, gutter-snipe precocity and hardly innocent coming-of-age in the 1940s and '50s. Mating fact with fantasy, or fantasy with fact, McCourt takes us from his deeply moving bedside account of his mother Catherine’s death to its traumatic aftermaths both real and imagined, which are — as McCourt tells it — equally real.