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City Of Bohane

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9781407086118
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award Winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are still some posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years, Bohane has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. But now they say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and there's trouble in the air...
Category: Fiction

Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes In Irish Fiction

Author : Marie Mianowski
ISBN : 9781315387888
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes in Irish Fiction discusses the representations of place and landscape in Irish fiction since 2008. It includes novels and short stories by William Trevor, Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, Donal Ryan, Claire Kilroy, Kevin Barry, Gerard Donovan, Danielle McLaughlin, Trisha McKinney, Billy O’Callaghan and Colum McCann. In the light of writings by geographers, anthropologists and philosophers such as Doreen Massey, Tim Ingold, Giorgio Agamben and Jeff Malpas, this book looks at the metamorphoses of place and landscape representations in fiction by confirmed or debut authors, in the aftermath of a crisis with deep economic as well as cultural consequences for Irish society. It shows what place and landscape representations reveal of the past, while discussing the way notions such as boundedness, openness and emergence can contribute to thinking out space and place and designing future landscapes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beatlebone

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9781782116158
Genre : Fiction
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WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015 He will spend three days alone on his island. That is all that he asks . . . John is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip. John owns a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland. Maybe it is there that he can at last outrun the shadows of his past. The tale of a wild journey into the world and a wild journey within, Beatlebone is a mystery box of a novel. It's a portrait of an artist at a time of creative strife. It is most of all a sad and beautiful comedy from one of the most gifted stylists now at work.
Category: Fiction

World Traveller

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 1904754333
Genre : Spiritual life
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Category: Spiritual life

The Dead

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 1859182852
Genre : Performing Arts
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In a letter to his brother in 1906, James Joyce confessed: 'Sometimes thinking of Ireland it seems to me that I have been unnecessarily harsh. I have not been just to its beauty'. One reason for the composition of The Dead in 1907 was to compensate for this injustice and to add a new and quite different conclusion to his collection of short stories, Dubliners. Why Joyce felt compelled to change his view of Ireland, and how his narrative technique evolved to accommodate this change, becomes one of the focal points for this illuminating study. Furthermore, why John Huston felt compelled to adapt The Dead, and how he did so, provides another enlightening context. Although eighty years separate Huston's film from Joyce's text, the presence of Joyce's story can be found earlier in European cinema, in Roberto Rossellini's Voyage in Italy (1953). Kevin Barry here explores the extraordinary relationships between these three works, and the radically different aesthetics of fidelity and infidelity practiced by these exemplary artists of the twentieth century.
Category: Performing Arts

There Are Little Kingdoms

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9781786890191
Genre : Fiction
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This award-winning story collection summons all the laughter, darkness and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome hillwalkers take to the high reaches in pursuit of a saving embrace. A bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity - and a stiff drink. These stories, filled with a grand sense of life's absurdity, form a remarkably surefooted collection that reads like a modern-day Dubliners.
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Hidden Topographies

Author : Raphael Zähringer
ISBN : 9783110535853
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines dystopian fiction’s recent paradigm shift towards urban dystopias. It links the dystopian tradition with the literary history of the novel, spatio-philosophical concepts against the backdrop of the spatial turn, and systems-theory. Five dystopian novels are discussed in great detail: China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station (2000) and The City & The City (2009), City of Bohane (2011) by Kevin Barry, John Berger’s Lilac and Flag (1992), and Divided Kingdom (2005) by Rupert Thomson. The book includes chapters on the literary history of the dystopian tradition, the referential interplay of maps and literature, urban spaces in literature, borders and transgressions, and on systems-theory as a tool for charting dystopian fiction. The result is a detailed overview of how dystopian fiction constantly adapts to – and reflects on – the actual world.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dark Lies The Island

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9781555970826
Genre : Fiction
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An award-winning collection from the author of City of Bohane, which was hailed by Pete Hamill as "full of marvels" (The New York Times Book Review) * Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award * Winner of the Sunday Times Short Story Award * One of last year's most critically acclaimed books in the UK * A Guernica Best Book of the Year * A Library Journal "Best Indie Fiction of 2013" * Dark Lies the Island is a wickedly funny and hugely original collection of stories about misspent love and crimes gone horribly wrong. In the Sunday Times Short Story Award–winning "Beer Trip to Llandudno," a pack of middle-aged ale fanatics seeking the perfect pint find more than they bargained for. A pair of sinister old ladies prowl the countryside for a child to make their own. And a poet looking for inner calm buys an ancient inn on the west coast of Ireland but finds instead rancorous locals and catastrophic floodwaters. Kevin Barry's dazzling language, razor-sharp ear for the vernacular, and keen eye for the tragedies and comedies of daily life invest these tales with a startling vitality. Dark Lies the Island was short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and as one of the most acclaimed collections in Europe in many years, it heralds the arrival of a new master of the short story.
Category: Fiction

Annals Of Ilsnear From The Chronicles Of

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 1424149940
Genre : Fiction
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From ancient writings long lost to the world of men, we learn of a time known only as Before the Bow." Revealed within the pages of The Annals of Ilsnear is a world only rumored to exist and the legend of Jonathan. With the discovery of a mystical instrument Jonathan unwittingly finds himself enmeshed in a seemingly hopeless quest to save Ilsnear from an evil lord. With the leadership of an enigmatic gnome and the help of the most unlikely outcasts known to Ilsnear and man, Jonathan is led to an evil that not only threatens his life, but the lives of all who live in the "Fold in the World." Along the way Jonathan learns the true meanings of trust and deception, loyalty and betrayal, greed and sacrifice, life and death, and faith. In the rich traditions of Tolkien and Lewis comes The Book of Light, full of intrigue, peril, creatures both real and imagined, and hope."
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Twenty Years After

Author : Roberto Bertoni
ISBN : 8889909218
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Murderous Addiction

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 1478359617
Genre : Fiction
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Jake Cameron didn't die quite the way he wanted to. His dream of being shot by a jelous husband at the grand old age of ninety one didn't quite work out for him. Pity realy, all he had to do was give up drinking, figure out who was killing all the other members of his AA group and make the love of his life fall in love with him. Oh and stop every organised crime syndicate in the world from trying to kill him. A Murderous Addiction is Kevin Barry's fourth novel.
Category: Fiction

Night Boat To Tangier

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9781782116196
Genre : Fiction
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE IRISH TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, BIG ISSUE, i, THE ATLANTIC and LITERARY HUB 'A true wonder' Max Porter 'Beautifully written’ Guardian It’s late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gone missing, their world has come asunder – can it be put together again?
Category: Fiction

Beginning Teaching And Beyond

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 0170134172
Genre : Student teaching
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Beginning Teaching and Beyond is a text for all student-teachers and for experienced teachers and principals who want to become effective and to renew or revitalise their teaching. The text, which is divided into three parts, addresses these major questions: - Part One: How might student-teachers prepare for teaching practice? - Part Two: What approaches can student-teachers, experienced teachers and principals take to become more effective at teaching through self-improvement? - Part Three: In what ways, and to what extent can research in teaching inform and improve classroom practice? Students will become engaged in the process of teacher self-improvement as they develop first the competence to cope with their early teaching practice periods and then strive for higher level of effectiveness preparatory to their long-term teaching practice or initial teaching appointments. For those beyond their initial teaching appointment, sections about teacher renewal, reflective teaching and action research will be of particular relevance.
Category: Student teaching

A Pain In The Arts

Author : Kevin W. Barry
ISBN : 1515118819
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Sally Croft and her unborn son are brutally murdered. The cops have arrested someone, but Sally's husband Daniel is convinced they've got the wrong person. He tracks the man he thinks is responsible to Far North Queensland, Australia and sets about collecting evidence. But is Daniel seeking justice or just revenge, and what is the secret behind the painting "Miesbach Castle"? a secret so powerful it will cause a seemingly harmless man to commit Murder.
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Town And Country

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9780571297054
Genre : Literary Collections
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Edited by award winning novelist and short story writer Kevin Barry, this volume will once again mix established names with previously unpublished authors, and will seek to offer fresh renditions to the Irish story - new angles, new approaches, new modes of attack. Published in 2011, New Irish Short Stories, edited by Joseph O'Connor, has sold over 10,000 copies to date and featured Kevin Barry's 'Beer Trip to Llandudno' - winner of the 2012 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize - as well as stories by William Trevor, Dermot Bolger and Roddy Doyle which went on to be Afternoon Readings on BBC Radio 4.
Category: Literary Collections

Talbot

Author : Don Talbot
ISBN : 073440512X
Genre : Swimming coaches
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A forthright biography of Australia's most successful and controversial swimming coach. Don Talbot's story is unique - over the fifty years he has been coach to almost every gold medallist and great name in Australian swimming.
Category: Swimming coaches

That Old Country Music

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9780345810717
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of the wildly acclaimed Night Boat to Tangier, a New York Times "Top 10" book of 2019, here are stories of contemporary Ireland: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic, bedecked in some of the most gorgeous prose being written today. With his three novels and two short story collections, Kevin Barry has steadily established his stature as one of the finest writers not just in Ireland but in the English language. His prodigious gifts with language, character, and setting in these eleven exquisite stories transport the reader to an Ireland both timeless and recognizably modern. Shot through with dark humour and the uncanny primal power of the Irish landscape, the stories in That Old Country Music represent some of the finest fiction being written today.
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Beer Trip To Llandudno

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9781448155040
Genre : Fiction
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Join the Merseyside branch of the Real Ale Club on their July outing, and read a short story unlike any other – a small work of genius, which is unforgettably funny and full of heart. ‘Beer Trip to Llandudno’ was the winner of the Sunday Times/EFG Private Bank short story prize, and is taken from Kevin Barry’s collection Dark Lies the Island, available now in both physical and digital editions.
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Dead Tropical

Author : Kevin W. Barry
ISBN : 1500860115
Genre : Fiction
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John Randal Ex Australian Army chopper pilot receives an offer of a job on Oreck Island, a tropical paradise off the coast of far north Australia. Just days after his arrival, dozens of people are struck down with a mysterious and deadly virus. The entire island is placed under quarantine. Now John, with the help of two German Doctors sent to the island by an organization known as the Phoenix Foundation, must race against time to find a cure for the deadly pathogen. But what is the truth behind the deadly disease, and how is John's ex wife involved?
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Alien Vermin

Author : Kevin William Barry
ISBN : 1532933339
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Seventeen Galaxy class battle cruisers suddenly appear in the sky above the planet Tran. The massive ships contain seventeen thousand and sixty two souls, refugees from a distant, now uninhabitable planet. They are the last remaining people from a once vibrant society and unless they can find a new home their extinction is inevitable. The people of Tran are a peace loving and welcoming race, but the aliens seeking refuge are considered by many to be vermin, a plague of warmongers who have pillaged countless planets and enslaved a dozen races. Even their own world has now been destroyed by their seemingly insatiable lust for violence and conquest.But how do the compassionate Tranians respond to the refugees request? Have the aliens really, finally recognised the error of their ways and embraced peace and harmony as a way of life as they claim? Or does their arrival herald the dawn of yet another invasion, another violent atrocity at the hands of the alien vermin from across the galaxy.Crime writer Kevin William Barry's first venture into science fiction.
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