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by John B. Keane

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Author:
John B. Keane
ISBN13:
978-0786710553
ISBN:
0786710551
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Publisher:
Carroll & Graf (September 25, 2002)
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Christian Living
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The Best of John B. Keane: Collected Humourous Writings.

The Best of John B. Novelist, poet and fabulist Keane (Durango) offers these authentically cadenced tales for the holidays, even though many of them only nominally concern Christmas. through the lens of a judicious video camera.

Keane's Irish lilt and unfamiliar local vocabulary require careful at least twice to be sure .

Keane's Irish lilt and unfamiliar local vocabulary require careful at least twice to be sure that one understands all the words and the goings-on, though the stories are such a delight that a third or even a fourth listen is as charming as the first. Telling about Christmas among the residents of poor farm communities (who often don't realize how "poor" they are because of the richness of their lives), Keane creates a magical portrait of lives lived close to the earth and to each other.

This is a compilation of Keane's previous three Christmas short story collections, along with four or five other pieces that weren't in those collections. It was published shortly after his death, and a fitting tribute to Keane's literary genius and talent. Keane presents Ireland as it is, none of the "top o' the mornin'" "faith and begorah" for him. The Ireland he presents is real, vibrant, amazing.

John Brendan Keane (21 July 1928 – 30 May 2002) was an Irish playwright, novelist and essayist from Listowel, County Kerry. A son of a national school teacher, William B. Keane, and his wife Hannah (née Purtill), Keane was educated at Listowel National School and then at St Michael's College, Listowel. He worked as a chemist's assistant for .

An Irish Christmas Feast book. Drawing on the rich folk culture of County Kerry, John B. Keane brings new life to old custom in his portrayals of the special holiday dreams and eve This bountiful, first-time-ever omnibus collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland's liveliest and most popular story writers offers holiday charm, human idiosyncrasy, and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful.

About the AuthorJohn B. Keane, the beloved playwright and author of such novels as The Contractors, Durango, and An Irish Christmas Feast, as well as collections of poetry, songs, letters, and short stories, lived in Listowel, County Kerry. There he presided over one of the liveliest, most literary pubs in Ireland until his death in May 2002. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Antonio, you left us all alonio! . A collection of over fifty stories that captures the excitement, romance, and playful mischief associated with Christmastime in County Kerry, Ireland.

Antonio, you left us all alonio! - - Last Christmas Eve of the twentieth century.

John B. Keane, one of Ireland's most prolific and respected literary figures was born in Listowel, County Kerry. He spent his literary career, running a pub which provided him with inspiration for his characters and ideas. He remains one of Ireland's best-loved and best-selling authors.

Part of the Irish Christmas Stories Series). by John Brendan Keane. Drawing on the rich folk culture of Ireland, John B. Keane's collection of seventeen original tales humorously presents the holiday dreams and everyday shortcomings of ordinary country people during the Christmas season. Not only do Keane's stories delightfully, and often sardonically, explore the foibles of Irish humanity, they also discover the intelligences behind them with shrewdness and compassion. Keane, one of Ireland's most prolific and respected literary figures, died on 30 May 2002 at the age of 73. .This book includes Letters of a Civic Guard, Letters of an Irish Publican, Letters of a Country Postman and Letters to the Brain. Keane, one of Ireland's most prolific and respected literary figures, died on 30 May 2002 at the age of 73, after a long and difficult battle with cancer. John B. Keane was born in 1928 in Listowel, County Kerry and it was here that he spent his literary career, running a pub which provided him with inspiration for his characters and ideas. Four very different people in four very different circumstances and the thread that binds them is John B. Keane's skill at recognising the follies and weaknesses of men and women.

Drawing on the rich folk culture of Ireland, John B. Keane’s collection of seventeen original tales humorously presents the holiday dreams and everyday shortcomings of ordinary country people during the Christmas season. Not only do Keane’s stories delightfully, and often sardonically, explore the foibles of Irish humanity, they also discover the intelligences behind them with shrewdness and compassion. Throughout this winning collection, whether visiting “The Greatest Wake of All” or illuminating “The Seven Year Trance” or telling the tales of “The Hermit of Scartnabrock” and “Awlingal Princess of Cunnackeenamadra,” Ireland's favorite storyteller bears benevolent testimony to the inhabitants and Christmas traditions of his colorful County Kerry. “Creates a charming emotional map of a fictitious but authentic-seeming place.”—Boston Globe “A sage, sardonic voice.... Handle[s] sentiment in a way that respects both the story and the audience.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “.... if a body likes Irish humor and tales, this ... will be a fine bit to place under the tree.”—Publishers Weekly
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