Welcome to the LITERARY FICTION of

 

Welcome to the LITERARY FICTION of

A VISIT TO HELL

by John O'Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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

 

 

My first real collection of short prose, mostly written during the autumn of 1979, combines literary with philosophical themes. Surprisingly the overall result is not displeasing and, although the subject-matter and settings of one or two of the pieces are now slightly dated, the best of them retain a freshness and relevance to the contemporary and, I hope, future world which should stand them in good stead for several years to-come. Of the eight examples included I especially recommend the title piece as a reflection, albeit slightly distorted by literary licence, of contemporary life in all its diabolic frenzy and hellish cacophony! - John O'Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

THE AESTHETICA

 

HANLEY'S CONCEPT

 

A LITERARY TRINITY

 

A VISIT TO HELL

 

THE RECKONING

 

OCCUPATIONAL SPECIES

 

THE CHRISTIAN COMPROMISE

 

AN EXTRAORDINARY RUMOUR

 

All files Copyright © 1979-2011 John O'Loughlin

 

 

 

The Lulu eBook can be previewd prior to purchase @

A Visit to Hell

 

For a complete list of his ebook titles on Lulu.com visit John O'Loughlin's

Author Spotlight

 

Other prose websites by the author include:-

A MAGNANIMOUS OFFER

CROSS-PURPOSES

AN INTERVIEW REVIEWED

 

TEXT LINKS

 

A Visit to Hell (PDF-derived paperback)

 

John O'Loughlin's Wordpress Space

 

Centretruths on Wordpress.com

 

Centretruths Clickbank 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 upon the death of her 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 tutor at Hornsey Management Agency in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Logan's Influence (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (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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