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J. P. Donleavy (1926–2017)

Autor/a de The Ginger Man

39+ obres 4,976 Membres 82 Ressenyes 15 preferits
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J. P. Donleavy was born James Patrick Donleavy Jr. in Brooklyn, New York on April 23, 1926. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he studied microbiology at Trinity College in Dublin. His first novel, The Ginger Man, was published in 1955. His other novels included A Singular Man, The mostra'n més Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B., The Onion Eaters, A Fairy Tale of New York, The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms, Wrong Information Is Being Given Out at Princeton, and The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman. He also wrote nonfiction books including The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival and Manners and plays including The Beastly Beatitudes. He was an accomplished painter and had exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including a show at the National Arts Club in Manhattan in 2007. He died from a stroke on September 11, 2017 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de J. P. Donleavy

The Ginger Man (1955) 1,842 exemplars
A Singular Man (1963) 392 exemplars
A Fairy Tale of New York (1973) 289 exemplars
The Onion Eaters (1971) 262 exemplars
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (1966) 149 exemplars
Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule (1964) 134 exemplars
Schultz (1980) 107 exemplars
HISTORY OF THE GINGER MAN (1994) 66 exemplars

Obres associades

Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Col·laborador — 332 exemplars
The Olympia Reader (1965) — Col·laborador — 276 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Autor, algunes edicions25 exemplars
Ireland: A Photographic Portrait (1996) — Introducció — 16 exemplars


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An odd little book about a woman who sees her life slide away, losing husband, kids, finances, home - and how her seeking of clean washrooms turned out...

It’s a book full of the understandable feelings of abandonment as life circumstances change, of the duplicity of friends who no longer want to be seen with you, of the grim reality of being alone in the middle of a huge city.

Jocelyn wields her Bryan Mawr education like a shield but not a very effective one, struggles to find her way, contemplates suicide.

What happens in the end? I’m actually not sure.

An interesting read and a good emotional discussion...
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Dabble58 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Nov 11, 2023 |
A deeply disturbing picture of Ireland in the post war years, narrated by a character contemptable in most ways. Donleavy certainly can write, but his subject matter demands more than the effort is worth in my opinion. Many people see this as a comic novel. I find it anything but.
TomMcGreevy | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Apr 8, 2023 |
En el personaje de Sebastian, alias Hombre de mazapán, Donleavy ha sabido crear un tipo inolvidable. Irresponsable, sucio, seductor, embaucador y pobre de solemnidad, este americano-irlandés extraviado en la vieja patria que se tambalea desde el pub a la casa de empeños, murmurando porposiciones libidinosas al oído de toda muchacha que se le pone a tiro, está empeñado en la búsqueda de la libertad, la riqueza y la fama que siente que le pertenecen. Y, aunque se burla del mundo y de sí mismo, es tan frágil como esos bizcochos con digura humana que se deshacen entre los dedos. La fama de esta novela es tal que ha dado nombre a alguos de los pubs más famosos del mundo.… (més)
Natt90 | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2023 |
Mildly entertaining. More interesting if you are familiar with Dublin and London.
lynnbyrdcpa | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2023 |



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