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The Resource Brendan Behan's island : an Irish sketch-book, by Brendan Behan ; with drawings by Paul Hogarth

Brendan Behan's island : an Irish sketch-book, by Brendan Behan ; with drawings by Paul Hogarth

Label
Brendan Behan's island : an Irish sketch-book
Title
Brendan Behan's island
Title remainder
an Irish sketch-book
Statement of responsibility
by Brendan Behan ; with drawings by Paul Hogarth
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the snug of the 'Shaky Man' (probably the nearest pub to Guinness Brewery in Dublin) Brendan Behan take us on a tour of his native country. Not very much topographical information is imparted perhaps and even the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is deservedly famous is scarcely mentioned: 'Good architecture,' Mr. Behan reports as architect friend as saying 'is invisible.' Mr Behan is less interested in things than in people and a galaxy of characters and stories about the inhabitants of that Augustan city cross his pages. But Brendan has been outside Dublin from time to time as London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal, San Francisco and Mexico City can well witness. His investigations among the aborigines of those famed cities are not his concern in this book, however: those anthropological investigations must await another occasion for the telling. Here he regales us with his views on Dublin, the North of Ireland, Galway and the Aran Islands and the counties of the south - always with an eye on the people and their habits rather than on the places themselves. He was accompanied on many expeditions by Paul Hogarth, whose drawings complement the spirit of the text as no other artist's could have done. Intellectuality stimulating, Mr. Behan discourses on the evils of drinking potheen, the mores of Limerick girls, storytellers in the last bastion of Gaelic culture on the Aran Islands, the Irish middle-classes and what he calls 'the Anglo-Irish Horse-Protestants.' Enlivened with song, poem, story, and Paul Hogarth's drawings, this book tells a lot about Ireland but tells us even more about that fascinating human Behan
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Behan, Brendan
Dewey number
828.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6003.E417
LC item number
Z54
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1917-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hogarth, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Behan, Brendan
  • Ireland
Label
Brendan Behan's island : an Irish sketch-book, by Brendan Behan ; with drawings by Paul Hogarth
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dublin's fair city -- A rosner : a woman of no standing -- The warm South -- Time for a gargle : the big house -- The bleak West -- One for the road : the confirmation suit -- The black North -- A couple of quick ones : thanks to James Joyce and Oscar Wilde -- Epilogue. Appointed to be read in churches
Control code
ocm02438831
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
191 pages
Lccn
62018065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)02438831
Label
Brendan Behan's island : an Irish sketch-book, by Brendan Behan ; with drawings by Paul Hogarth
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dublin's fair city -- A rosner : a woman of no standing -- The warm South -- Time for a gargle : the big house -- The bleak West -- One for the road : the confirmation suit -- The black North -- A couple of quick ones : thanks to James Joyce and Oscar Wilde -- Epilogue. Appointed to be read in churches
Control code
ocm02438831
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
191 pages
Lccn
62018065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)02438831

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