Balcony of Europe by Aidan Higgins





Title: Balcony of Europe

Publisher: Calder & Boyers, London

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Hardcover with dust jacket now protected in removable cover. Aidan Higgins (born 3 March 1927) is an Irish writer. His upbringing in a landed Catholic family in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, provided material for his first experimental novel, Langrishe, Go Down (1966). The book was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and was later adapted as a BBC television film by British playwright Harold Pinter, in association with RTÉ. Balcony of Europe tells the story of a young Jewish wife from San Francisco and a middle-aged Irish painter who meet in a village on the coast of Spain, beginning an affair during the coldest European winter in two hundred years–all the while surrounded by a cast of characters as bizarre and hilarious as they are, finally, touching. Lyrical and humorous, heartbreaking and hopeful, Balcony of Europe is Aidan Higgins crowning achievement