Welcome to the LITERARY FICTION of

 

Welcome to the LITERARY FICTION of

DREAM COMPROMISE

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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

 

 

This collection of short prose, dating from the autumn of 1981, includes what is arguably the most literary piece I have ever written - namely 'A Canine Crime', which deals with the problems of dog ownership in an age and society which has turned against such a thing, making it illegal.  Also featured here is 'Nolan's Investigations', which opens the collection on a playfully erotic note, and the partly autobiographical title-piece 'Dream Compromise', which has a trick in its tail, so to speak.... As, incidentally, does the project as a whole, in that it ends with a series of aphorisms, in keeping with the broadly philosophical bias of my mature literary works, in which literature is used primarily as a vehicle for philosophizing, and not simply to tell a story.  Hence the preference for ‘short prose’ as a description of what usually obtains here. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

NOLAN'S INVESTIGATIONS

 

LIVING IN THE CITY

 

A CANINE CRIME

 

AN EVENING WITH PAUL KELLY

 

PROSPECT OF A CHANGE

 

EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL

 

DREAM COMPROMISE

 

A SELECTION OF APHORISMS

 

All files Copyright © 1981-2011 John O’Loughlin

 

 

 

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Dream Compromise

 

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Author Spotlight

 

Other prose websites by the author include:-

A VISIT TO HELL

AN INTERVIEW REVIEWED

THWARTED AMBITIONS

 

TEXT LINKS

 

DREAM COMPROMISE (PDF-derived paperback version)
The Centretruths Clickbank Literature Catalogue
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John O'Loughlin on Blogspot.co.uk
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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 throughout Britain and Ireland. 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), Secret Exchanges (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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