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Yeats Is Dead! A Mystery by 15 Irish Writers - Joseph O'Connor
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Yeats Is Dead doesn't seem like a book so much as a protracted pub crawl in the company of 15 hyper-articulate potty-mouths. Roddy Doyle, Frank McCourt, Anthony Cronin, and a dozen of their lesser-known compatriots have written a literary mystery that isn't terribly literary and doesn't really hang together as a mystery. It is, however, a showcase for riffing by some very clever writers. The novel commences with a chapter from Doyle, wherein a couple of cops on the take raid the trailer of a down-and-outer. They've been instructed to sack the joint by the all-knowing underworld crime boss Mrs. Bloom (much given to crying "O yes" in proper Joycean fashion). Unfortunately, the two policemen accidentally kill the resident hobo, and in doing so set off a whirlwind of brutality, inner-city intrigue, and unlikely romance. Each chapter is written by a different writer, and each writer seems eager to outdo the last by killing off as many characters as possible. This can be good, bloody fun. It can also lead to some creaky exposition along the lines of this passage from Cronin's chapter: "The guard that got shot. What did he think he was up to? And what was his connection, if any, with the Tommy Reynolds murder?" More successful are the writers who altogether give up the ghost of creating a cohesive mystery, and instead wallow around in literary references and ridiculously purple prose. Here novelist Joseph O'Connor tries his hand at an action scene: "Gravity and Mrs. contemporary,literary,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense,world literature Mystery, Knopf

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London: Peter Owen, 2007. NEW COPY. Paperback, small 8vo, pp 254, a very good copy. POSTAGE WILL BE REDUCED. [Dame Edith Sitwell, wit, notorious eccentric, and poet, is not normally thought of as a novelist, but her only novel is a true forgotten classic. Garlanded with extravagant praise on its release, it was reprinted several times but fell into neglect and has now been out of print for almost 50 years. Although it takes its inspiration from the life, writings, and correspondence of the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, "I Live Under a Black Sun" is set during and after World War I. The novel follows Jonathan Hare, writer and misogynist, a character very much based on Swift, through his tragic relationships with two women who are likewise based on real people in Swift's life. Luxurious, angular, poetic, and sprinkled with allusions to Swift's most famous works and correspondence, "I Live Under a Black Sun" is a work that will surely entrance a whole new generation of readers. Highlighting a forgotten classic that has been out of print for nearly half a century, this is a fictionalized biography of Jonathan Swift and his tragic relationships with "Stella" and "Vanessa," updated to a time during and after World War I. Luxurious, angular, and poetic, it is a story unlike any other.]. Paperback. New., Peter Owen, 2007, Knopf, 2001. Pages are clean and binding is tight... Wraps (Paperback). Mildly Edgeworn. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)., Knopf, 2001

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Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerrigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keyes, Anthony Cronin, Owen O'Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O'Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O'Neill, Donal O'Kelly, Gerard Stembridge, and Frank McCourt Fifteen of Ireland's brightest and most entertaining authors came together to benefit Amnesty Internationalresulting in this raucous, raunchy, and diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. Yeats is Dead! is an elaborate mystery centered around the search for something more valuable and precious than anything else in Irelandan unpublished manuscript by James Joyce. A madcap chase ensues, spiced with the shenanigans of a spectacular array of characters: a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews; a urinal paddy salesman; and the unforgettable Mrs. Bloom, a woman who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty. Gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats is Dead! is an out-of-control tale of lust and literature that packs big laughs and an even bigger body count. From the Trade Paperback edition. Fiction Fiction eBook, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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[EAN: 9780375412974], Near Fine, [PU: Alfred A. Knopf, New York], MYSTERY, IRISH WRITERS, UNPUBLISHED JOYCE MANUSCRIPT, Literary Collections|English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jacket, First U.S. edition, first printing, hardcover. 259 pages. Black cloth/paper boards. Near fine with tail of spine lightly bumped, in a fine, mylar-covered dust jacket. " 'I think he was dead before I shot him.' With these auspicious words begins a murder mystery so utterly unlike any other that it took fifteen of Ireland's finest writers (working well below their peak) to bring it to its unlikely conclusion. The plot involves a mad search for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce, and features a stellar cast-including a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews and the unforgettable mob boss Mrs. Bloom, a woman 'who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty.' Raucous, raunchy, gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, YEATS ISDEAD! is diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel."

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375412974
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375412972
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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