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City Of Bohane

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9780224090575
Genre : City and town life
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"Thirty or so years in the future. 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 the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the North Rises and the eerie bogs of the Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years it has all been under the control of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there is bad talk going around. They say that Gant Broderick is back... THE CITY OF BOHANE is a provincial noir of mesmerising imagination and vaulting linguistic invention. Cool and comic, violent and lyrical, it is a taste of the shockingly new."
Category: City and town life

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

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


Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9780385540308
Genre : Fiction
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A searing, surreal novel that blends fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature’s most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought eleven years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to calm his unquiet soul in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour. Beatlebone is a tour de force of language and literary imagination that marries the most improbable elements to the most striking effect. It is a book that only Kevin Barry would attempt, let alone succeed in pulling off—a Hibernian high wire act of courage, nerve, and great beauty. From the Hardcover edition.
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."
Category: Fiction

Twenty Years After

Author : Roberto Bertoni
ISBN : 8889909218
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dark Lies The Island

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 9780224090582
Genre : Short stories
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Winner of the Sunday Times short story prize Shortlisted for the Edge Hill short story prize A kiss that just won't happen. A disco at the end of the world. A teenage goth on a terror mission. And OAP kiddie-snatchers, and scouse real-ale enthusiasts, and occult weirdness in the backwoods... Dark Lies the Island is a collection of unpredictable stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as 'the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years'. Every page is shot through with the riotous humour, sympathy and blistering language that mark Kevin Barry as a pure entertainer and a unique teller of tales.
Category: Short stories

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

World Traveller

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

There Are Little Kingdoms

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 1555976522
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of City of Bohane, a debut collection that “could easily have been titled ‘These Are Little Masterpieces’” (The Irish Times) This award-winning story collection by Kevin Barry 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 hill walkers 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 sure-footed collection that reads like a modern-day Dubliners. The winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a 2007 book of the year in The Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, and Metro, There Are Little Kingdoms marks the stunning entrance of a writer who burst onto the literary scene fully formed.
Category: Fiction