DRAMATIC LITERATURE

 

Welcome to the LITERARY SHORT PROSE of

A MAGNANIMOUS OFFER

by John O'Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Links to the files of which follow the video and brief introduction below:-

 

 

All six pieces included here were written in 1976 at a time when I was turning from poetry to prose and felt the need to try my hand at fiction, or something approximating it, to see how I fared. - Fortunately, I quickly abandoned the tendency towards plays characterizing the opening two pieces for both short and, subsequently, long prose, but I didn't immediately abandon the alternating dialogue form of the ensuing two pieces, since I was to write several lengthy philosophical dialogues in the late 'seventies and early 'eighties. So even if this was a short-lived experiment, it was a harbinger of deeper and, as far as I am concerned, better things to come - certainly as regards the last two pieces which, though simplistic, are properly fictional. - John O'Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

A MAGNANIMOUS OFFER

 

THE LATEST CURE

 

BETWEEN THE SHELVES

 

AN UNUSUAL ENCOUNTER

 

THE WEEKLY LESSON

 

THE WEEKLY CONFESSION

 

All files Copyright © 1976-2011 John O'Loughlin

 

 

 

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Author Spotlight

 

Other prose websites by the author include:-

A MAGNANIMOUS OFFER (paperback version)

CHANGING WORLDS

FIXED LIMITS

 

TEXT LINKS

A MAGNANIMOUS OFFER (PDF-derived paperback version)

John O'Loughlin's Wordpress Space

His main Pinterest page
Centretruths Literature Catalogue
Guestbook

 

Email: john-oloughlin@centretruths.co.uk 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O'Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split partly due to his mother's Aldershot origins (her father, a Presbyterian from Donegal, had served in the British Army), he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who with the death of her Aldershot-based husband had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence from Athenry) in the mid-50s and, having had the benefit of private tuition from a Catholic priest, subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's RC schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been sent to a children's home by his mother upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, he went on to attend first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter in pre-GCSE era 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) an ABRSM Gd.4 piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to do English and History A Levels, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer and office-skills tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), and Sublimated Relations (1981). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned more than seventy titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2) and, more recently, The Best of All Possible Worlds (2008), The Centre of Truth (2009), Insane but not Mad (2011), and Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy (2012).

 

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