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Irish Literature

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1 A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien
O'Brien, Edna

Farrar Straus Giroux New York, New York, USA 1984
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
0374153426 / 9780374153427



CE5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good plus condition. A tight, clean, sound copy quarter bound in green cloth with blue paper covered boards and gold lettering on the spine with minor shelf wear and a gift inscription on the front endpaper.This is a collection of stories from a widely acclaimed Irish author. These are wide-ranging stoies, most of which are set in western Ireland where the author grew up. A skilled short story writer. 461p. SCW00645 
Price: 7.00 USD
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2 Carn
McCabe, Patrick

Delta/Dell Publishing New York, New York, USA 1997
Hard Cover
Good-, No Dust Jacket
5.25"x8"

0385315856 / 9780385315852

Ex-Library

BZ5 - A hard cover library rebound trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in color paper laminated boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library library stamps and label on the half title page and title page plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is some very light yellowing of the outside paper edges. A novel that is a microcosm of Ireland and about two women: one returning to the only home she knew but it has become strange with unfamiliar names and places but also haunted by old ghosts of the town she had left behind; the other is a young woman whose life is just betinning and she dreams of swooning in the arms of Elvis and of running off to London with a rock singer. 234p. SCW05144 
Price: 3.50 USD
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3 Death and Nightingales
McCabe, Eugene

Bloomsbury Publishing New York, New York, USA 2002
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good
5.75"x8.5"
First American Edition
1582342377 / 9781582342375

Ex-Library

CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and with a gray marker ribbon with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and a label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the copyright page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel set in an 1880s farming communit in County Fermanagh, on the border of Ulster and whould become the Republic of Ireland. 229p. SCW10053 
Price: 3.50 USD
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4 Death of a Chieftain and Other Storeis
Montague, John

Dufour Editions Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA 1967
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
5.25"x8"
First American Edition


Ex-Library

CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear, book is slightly shelf cocked, some paper and glue residue on the fixed endpapers from where the DJ was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top and bottom paper edges, inside surface of the front board, front and back endpapers, inside surface of the front endpaper, half title page, and dedication page. DJ has light fading on the spine, light edge wear mainly on the spine edges, and light shelf wear. A collection of short stories by a noted Irish poet. 174p. SCW08022 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Flotsam and Jetsam, Higgins, Aidan
5 Flotsam and Jetsam
Higgins, Aidan

Dalkey Archive Press Chicago, Illinois, USA 2002
Trade Paperback
Very Good-, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

1564783162 / 9781564783165

Ex-Library

CF2 - A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there are the usual library stamps. label, and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges, the inside surface of the front cover, and the last page. A collection of short prose and fiction of Aidan Higgins, one of the most highly respected Irish writers of the past fifty years. The author is a winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prixe and the Irish Academy of Letters Award plus he has a novel shortlisted for the Booker Prize. By the author of "Asylum and Other Stories," "Langrishe, Go Down," "Images of Africa," "Donkey's Years," "Dog Days," and "The Whole Hog." Notes on the text, 470p. SCW11642 
Price: 5.50 USD
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6 King David Dances
Stuart, Francis

New Island Books Dublin, Ireland 1997
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

1874597448 / 9781874597445

Ex-Library

BY2 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good conditon. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated paper wraps with veyr minor oveall shelf wear with the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back free endpaper. A novel by an Irish author in the form of a sort of diary of an Irish-Hungarian archaeologist who has discovered the Ark of the Covenant in modern-day Judaea. It takes the form of a series of dispatches that are a sort of running commentary on the miracle of life. By the author of "Black List," "Section H," "The Pillar of Cloud," "Redemption," and "Arrow of Anguish." 61p. SCW13162 
Price: 6.00 USD
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7 Night in Tunisia, and Other Stories
Jordan, Neil

George Braziller New York, New York, USA 1980
Hard Cover
Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First American Edition
0807609552 / 9780807609552

Ex-Library

BC4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in textured green paper covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and the front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the bottom outside paper edges, the title page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of nine short stories by a noted Irish author and playwright. By the author of "The Past." 124p. SCW10800 
Price: 6.00 USD
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8 On the Back of the Swallow
Morrison, Danny

Roberts Rinehart Publishers Boulder, Colorado, USA 1996
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

1570981019 / 9781570981012

Ex-Library

BC5 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in colro illustrated tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are two dogeared pages plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper. A novel set in Ireland about tragic loss, doomed love, and the relative risks of bigotry, hatred, and prejudices that homosexuality faces. 236p. SCW07884 
Price: 5.00 USD
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9 The Irish Writers: Literature and Nationalism 1880-1940
Howarth, Herbert

Hill and Wang New York, New York, USA 1959
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall





CH5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated green and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light yellowing on the outside paper edges. A critical and biographical study of six writers who were profoundly influenced by the upsurge of nationalism exemplified by the career of Parnell, Irish poltitcal leader who died in 1891. The authors discussed are George Moore, Lady Gregory, W. B. Yeats, J. M synge, George William russell, and James Joyce. SCW08492 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters: Stories
Collins, Michael

Random House Inc. New York, New York, USA 1993
Hard Cover
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First American Edition
0679420908 / 9780679420903

Ex-Library

BU3 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in green paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some light staining around the to spine edge plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus the book is very slightly shelf cocked plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and marks on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front fixed and free endpapers, and the copyright page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the spine plus the front and back endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleev plus there is some light scattered rubbing on the back. A collection of short stories by a noted Irish author. The short stories go beyond topical issues to describe the Irish culture's painful and timelss turinig in on itself. The author is a winner of the Young Writer of the Year Award plus his stories have been nominated for the Best Fiction in both the Irish Times/Aer Lingus and the Guinness Peat Aviation Literary Awards. 223p. SCW09665 
Price: 4.00 USD
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11 The Run of the Country : A Novel
Connaughton, Shane

Picador USA New York, New York, USA 1995
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0312135998 / 9780312135997



BE5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A coming-of-age story of a boy in a land of tragic politics. The story is set on the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He runs away from home to escape the stern discipline of his father, a police sergeant who patrols the volatile borderland between Protestant and Catholic counties. The young man roams the countryside by bicycle with a friend leading to smuggling goods across the border. He meets a girl and his life changes as he begins to turn back toward home and his father. This is a movie tie-in edition. The author is a winner of the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing. By the author of "A Border Diary" and "A Border Station" and the coauthor of the "My Left Foot" screenplay as well as the author for the screenplay for "The Playboys." 247p. SCW04089 
Price: 3.50 USD
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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Doyle, Roddy
12 The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
Doyle, Roddy

Viking Penguin New York, New York, USA 1996
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First American Edition
0670867756 / 9780670867752



BI5 - A hard cover first American edition book in near fine condition with a dust jacket in very good+ condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in orange paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with metallic green lettering and graphics on the spine with only very, very faint overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. This author has both a strong comic sense and an abiltiy to create real characters with human strengths and weaknesses. The author is a winner of the Booker Prize. By the author of "The Commitments," "The Snapper," "The Van," and "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha." 226p. SCW03878 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Works and Quirks of the Cultured Irish
Lennon, Sean

Sceptic Tank Press Dublin, Ireland 1991
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0951848402 / 9780951848401



BI5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound cop in monochrome illulstrated green wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some light scattered rubbing on the back cover plus there is some very light yellowing of the top and right paper edges. A collection of literary humor and satire as well as some actual biographical and historical information on Irish cultural history, particularly as expressed in 20th century literary figures and artists. 94p. SCW12375 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Yeats Is Dead!: A Mystery by Fifteen Irish Writers
O'Connor, Joseph (editor)

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York, NY, U.S.A. 2001
Printer Wrapper
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


Signed
Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

BV4 - Book has light label stain on the front top, light crease on the front, couple of crease on the back bottom left corner and last page, and round blue label on the back top otherwise very good. An uncorrected proof trade paper in green promotional wraps. Book was signed by Frank McCourt at the hafl-title page. This sinfully entertaining murder mystery, starring some of the most memorable characters in recent fiction, is the work of fifteen Irish writers, each of whom has written a chapter.The contributers are Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keys, Anthony Cronin, Owen O'Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O'Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O'Neill, Donald O'Kelly, Gerard Steinbridge, and Frank McCourt. Yeats Is Dead was sponsored by Amnesty International. A must for collectors of any of these mystery authors. DAD 633 
Price: 75.00 USD
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