Great Irish Humor

Great Irish Humor

by Peter Haining
     
 

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Here are thirty-five examples of the best of Irish humor by that country's leading writers over more than two hundred years, following in a tradition that has been a feature of Irish storytelling since time immemorial. The pages of Great Irish Humor sparkle with subtle wit, biting satire, parody, and even outright ribaldry, and the list of authors reads like a…  See more details below

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Here are thirty-five examples of the best of Irish humor by that country's leading writers over more than two hundred years, following in a tradition that has been a feature of Irish storytelling since time immemorial. The pages of Great Irish Humor sparkle with subtle wit, biting satire, parody, and even outright ribaldry, and the list of authors reads like a literary honor role. Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Sean O'Casey, and James Joyce are all here, as well as Oscar Wilde, Laurence Sterne, and Jonathan Swift. From the younger generation are vibrant stories by Roddy Doyle, Bernard MacLaverty, Donagh MacDonagh, and many others.

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ISBN-13:
9780760713815
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/01/1999

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