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Title:
Irish stories
Author:
Keane, John B., 1928-2002.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Roberts Rinehart Pub. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1998.
Physical Description:
227 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781570980701

9781570982422
Format :
Book

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Hamburg Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Keane, famous for his clear-sighted and humorous tales about his native land, writes with what Booklist has called the grace and fine ear for the Irish dialect that we expect. In this collection of his fiction, Keane reveals the qualities that have made him an Irish literary legend.


Author Notes

John B. Keane was born in Ireland on July 21, 1928. He attended St. Michael's College, Listowel. By 1945, he was apprenticed to a chemist in Listowel. He eventually took over a small public house and began to write. During his lifetime, he published 46 works including Sive, The Field, Big Maggie, The Streets and Other Poems, Sharon's Grave, Letters of a Matchmaker, Hut 42, Moll, and Durango.

In 1999 he won the first Irish PEN Award for Literature. Keane died from prostate cancer on May 30, 2002 at the age of 73.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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