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J. P. Donleavy (1926–2017)

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Tietoja tekijästä

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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Holtiton mies (1955) 1,885 kappaletta, 33 arvostelua
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B (1968) 498 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Anteeksiantamaton herra Smith (1963) 405 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Fairy Tale of New York (1973) 296 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Onion Eaters (1971) 268 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman (1977) 208 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (1966) 153 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule (1964) 135 kappaletta
Schultz (1980) 109 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
HISTORY OF THE GINGER MAN (1994) 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Olympia Reader: Selections from the Traveller's Companion Series (1965) — Avustaja — 283 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Not So Funny When It Happened: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure (2000) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Tekijä, eräät painokset26 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ireland: A Photographic Portrait (1996) — Johdanto — 16 kappaletta

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I didn't get far -- just far enough to know it's not my cup of tea. The blurb says it's wildly funny, but I found it deadly boring.
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dvoratreis | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2024 |
I couldn't give it just one star because it was written with such wit--but jeez what a jerk. I've read (and liked) the Dexter novels so I'm ok with a character being bad but The Ginger Man is beyond the pale. I'm taking my copy to a book sale so I can get him out of my house.
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dhenn31 | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 24, 2024 |
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 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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TomMcGreevy | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 8, 2023 |



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