Ian Cochrane

Life
Northern Irish novelist; A Streak of Madness (London: Allen Lane 1973); Gone in the Head (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1974); Jesus on a Stick (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1975).

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Commentary
SEE brief comments in Mark Storey, ‘“Bewildered Chimes”, Image, Voice and Structure in Recent Irish Fiction’, in Gerald Dawe and Edna Longley, Across a Roaring Hill The Protestant Imagination in Modern Ireland (1985), viz., ‘Cochrane [has composed] a trilogy whose focal point is insanity. [His] droll approach has the virtue of a consistency rate in recent Irish fiction, even if the faux-naif tone brings diminishing returns.’ (p.172.)

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