By J. P. Donleavy
A brand new and unique paintings from "one of the main entire and unique writers of our time", Joseph Heller. a unique state is J.P. Donleavy's idiosyncratic and private view of eire advised within the vernacular of the Irishman, which he has approximately, yet no longer rather, turn into. "A nation the place the lifeless are endlessly dwelling and that is right now magical, illogical, mysterious and infuriating -- a land that's more often than not, and maybe continually will stay, a of the brain within which goals could be your basically depended on reality". the hot York City-born writer assumed the correct to talk of his followed state from his personal struggles and early turmoils inside of its beaches and from his "descent on either parental aspects from historic bog-trotters traceable as a long way again into the centuries as an individual can list or remember". J.P. Donleavy brings to bright existence the variety of Ireland's humans, from the small farmer to the landed aristocrat, from the Anglo-Irish of their crumbling mansions to the "gombeen-men erecting their emporiums of vulgarity". clergymen, politicians, saints, students -- none break out his pointed pen. smooth eire is unveiled with a mix of genius and hilarity that merely Donleavy can muster. Complemented through the black and white images of Patrick Prendergast.
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