Modern Classics Tarry Flynn

Modern Classics Tarry Flynn

by Patrick Kavanagh


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ISBN-13: 9780141183619
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 10/03/2000
Pages: 192

About the Author

Patrick Kavanagh was born in Inniskeen, County Monaghan, in 1904. His verse collections included Ploughman and Other Poems (1936), A Soul for Sale and Other Poems (1947) and Come Dance with Kitty Stobling (1960). He also wrote the novel Tarry Flynn (1948) and his autobiography The Green Fool (1938). He died in 1967.

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mackthefinger on LibraryThing 28 days ago
A work of fiction by the Monaghan poet, but rooted in his ownupbringing. Tarry is stuck in a parish in Cavan, on a small farmwith his mother and three sisters. Its an extremely funny book,as Tarry gets into endless squabbles with his neighbours andannoys the parish priest at every opportunity. He's also tryingto impress the daughter of the local schoolteacher butspends a lot of his time trying to avoid the pleasures availablefrom some of the other local caílin. At the same time, Tarryfinds beauty in the 'stony soil' and there's some wonderfullyevocative descriptions, as you'd expect from a master poet.I loved the dialogue in this as well, full of witticisms and country truths and wisdom. Was sad when I finished this, could have done with another few hundred pages of the same. Will be putting Kavanagh's other work, 'The green fool', onmy reading list.