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Irish Wit: From Behan and Wilde to Yer Man in the Pub

Irish Wit: From Behan and Wilde to Yer Man in the Pub


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Irish wit is an art form, centuries old yet up-to-the-minute wise, insulting, obscure, profound and idiotic. For years the Irish have mixed wit with wisdom, as they have porter and whiskey, and to the same intoxicating effect!

In this book, Sean McCann has succeeded in distilling the essence of Irish wit - on love, religion, the 'hard stuff', the English, with a generous mix from Behan, Yeats, Swift, Moore, O'Casey, but above all from 'yer man', the leading authority on everything that grows, breeds, thinks or computes in the land.

Spiced with Tom Matthews cartoons

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ISBN-13: 9781847171276
Publisher: Irish American Book Company
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sean McCann was a distinguished author and journalist. He wrote more than 25 books covering a wide range of subjects ranging from roses to Irish history and sport. His main hobby was rose growing, for which he was awarded many international prizes. He lived in Dublin and was the father of prize-winning author Colum McCann.

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