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The Resource A monk swimming : a memoir, Malachy McCourt

A monk swimming : a memoir, Malachy McCourt

Label
A monk swimming : a memoir
Title
A monk swimming
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Malachy McCourt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1952, travelling steerage, Malachy McCourt left a childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, heading for the promise of America. This is the story of what he brought with him, and what he thought he left behind. Armed with savage humor and a gift for storytelling, fueled by rage and the desire never to go hungry again, he ran from memories of a drunken, vanished father and the humiliations of Angela, his mother. He arrived in a New York reminiscent of a Damon Runyon saga - a dark, glittering place, with saloons on every corner, and a new story waiting every night. Larger than life, a world-class drinker, McCourt carved out a place for himself: in the saloons, as the first celebrity bartender, mixing with socialites, writers, and movie stars; on stage, performing the works of James Joyce and Brendan Behan; and on television, where the tales he spun made him a Tonight Show regular. He had money and women and, eventually, children of his own; and that's when he found he had not left his memories as far behind as he had thought. From the notorious Tombs prison of New York City, to poolside arrests in Beverly Hills; in the company of gold-smugglers in Zurich and whores in Calcutta; from Paris, to Rome, and to Limerick once more, McCourt fled again, until he had no choice but to stop and turn and face his past
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, Malachy
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1043/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.I6
LC item number
M376 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt, Malachy
  • Irish Americans
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
A monk swimming : a memoir, Malachy McCourt
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1309/97046720-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To the Manor Borne
  • Malachy Ascending
  • Dubious Luxuries
  • Whirled Affairs
  • Father to the Man
Control code
ocm38024074
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780786863983
Lccn
97046720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)38024074
Label
A monk swimming : a memoir, Malachy McCourt
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1309/97046720-d.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To the Manor Borne
  • Malachy Ascending
  • Dubious Luxuries
  • Whirled Affairs
  • Father to the Man
Control code
ocm38024074
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780786863983
Lccn
97046720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)38024074

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