The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story about the Hard Life

The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story about the Hard Life

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Overview

The Poor Mouth relates the story of one Bonaparte O'Coonassa, born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland equally renowned for its beauty and the abject poverty of its residents. Potatoes constitute the basis of his family's daily fare, and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs. A scathing satire on the Irish, this work brought down on the author's head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in 1941.

Editorial Reviews

James Finn Garner

The Poor Mouth sent me into fits of giddiness.

James Joyce

A real writer, with the true comic spirit.

Boston Globe

O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century... The Poor Mouth is wildly funny and Steadman's drawings catch the spirit.

From the Publisher

"O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century... The Poor Mouth is wildly funny and Steadman's drawings catch the spirit."-- Boston Globe

Dalkey Archive Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564780911
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Series: Irish Literature Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 590,624
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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