Ginger Man

Ginger Man

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by J. P. Donleavy, Skip Liepke
     
 

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm. "Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all."--Dorothy Parker, Esquire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140027051
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Fiction Series
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 5.04(h) x 0.76(d)

What People are saying about this

Dorothy Parker
Brilliant, lusty, wildly funny.
Jay McInerney
Nasty and lyrical, a curse that sounds suspiciously like a prayer, this outlandish hybrid of Irish—American letters is still armed and dangerous after thirty years. Sebastian Dangerfield, the lecherous, treacherous, larcenous and thoroughly charming Ginger Man, appears to be immortal as well as immoral.
Joseph Heller
Donleavy is one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time.
V. S. Naipaul
It is one of the books which reveal their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has.

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