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Donleavy, J. P. (James Patrick) 1926-

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Works: 194 works in 991 publications in 6 languages and 23,508 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Humor  Drama  Interviews  Humorous stories  Anecdotes  Erotic stories 
Roles: Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3507.O686, 813.54
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The ginger man by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
161 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1955 and originally banned in America, this reprint is part of a series of reissues of works by this incomparable author, whom Joseph Heller has called "one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time"
The beastly beatitudes of Balthazar B by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
71 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches and a blonde mother's breast in Paris, raised in lonely splendour, a soul bemused with the world's haphazard frailties, he hopes to find each new day just as he left it yesterday. Balthazar B's life spreads from Paris across the Channel to prep school in England. There he is befriended by the world's most beatific sinner, the noble little Beefy, kindly to small dogs and old ladies, fearless to masters and bullies. And in holidays spent in Paris, Balthazar B falls upon love and sorrow with his beautiful governess, Miss
A singular man by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
70 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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A fairy tale of New York by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
44 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cornelius Christian returns to New York where his wife dies and he reluctantly becomes an undertaker's assistant to pay for her burial expenses
The destinies of Darcy Dancer, gentleman by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
30 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
?Racy ? Raunchy'- Cleveland Plain Dealer Semi-orphaned, semi-legitimate heir to crumbling Andromeda Park in the lush beauty of the Irish country-side, Darcy Dancer is raised by aging servants, tutored in basic skills by lovelorn Mr. Arlan, in hell-raising by incorrigible Foxy Slattery, and in love by his astutely aristocratic housekeeper, Miss von B. He grows up a complete gentleman only to be rudely cast out of his ancestral home, forced to seek his fortune among berserk fox hunters, destitute noblemen, lusty bohemian ladies, and shameless gamblers- to discover that his destiny, like hi
The onion eaters : a novel by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
37 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antic account of a young American's life in the Irish castle he inherits, complete with mad servants and lusty guests
Leila : further in the destinies of Darcy Dancer, gentleman by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A liltingly moving piece of writing from a wonderfully fruity romancer' - Financial Times Where Darcy departing Dublin descends on his darkly decrepit desmesne, skint as a boiled bone. There to ponder his leaking, bat-ridden birthright, devilishly diverted by sexy Miss von B and readily rolled up by Ronald Rashers. And Sees Leila. Lovely, lissome Leila? who tells him no. A definite negative. So Darcy is back to Dublin and the noisome stews to dream of the one bright star in his
The lady who liked clean rest rooms : the chronicle of one of the strangest stories ever to be rumored about around New York by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plight of women abandoned by their husbands in middle age and who become prey to crooks. The protagonist is Jocelyn Jones, an eccentric Southern lady who measures her decline by the number of establishments with clean toilets still open to her. By the author of The Ginger Man
The plays of J.P. Donleavy by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schultz by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.P. Donleavy at his wildest, wackiest, sexiest best!'? Chicago Sun Times Schultz? Sigmund Franz?Isadorable" Schultz? descended from a long line of Prague Rabbis, born in the New England boondocks, fleeing an obscure furture in ladies' lingerie and determined to make it as a knock-their-socks-off theatrical impresario in London's West End. Long before the official premiere, he will host a slew of opening nights featuring the likes of Agnes, Greta and Lady Lulu? ladies all too eager to impress their talents on Schultz and his aristocratic English?angels"? and find himself veerin
Meet my maker the mad molecule by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
52 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'In this book of short pieces Donleavy has given us the lyric poems to go with his epics. They are almost all elegies sad songs of decayed hope, bitter little jitterbuggings of an exasperated soul, with barracuda bites of lacerating humour he brings bloodred into the gray of fate. These stories and sketches move between Europe and America, New York and Dublin and London. America is always the spoiled paradise, the land of the curdled milk and maggoty honey. The place that used to get you in the end, but that now does it in the beginning.' Newsweek 'The stories are swift, imaginative, beautiful
The saddest summer of Samuel S by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
36 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wily American driving his psychiatrist crazy in Vienna. Prey of a wealthy countess who wants him comfortable and secure and her very own. Master of his domain his sealed, darkened, disheveled apartment on a dank Vienna sidestreet. Abigail was not the girl for Sam. She was a brash, sexy American coed with only men on her mind. And se had Sam very much on her mind at the moment..."Zany...comic...brilliant" The New York Times "Extremely funny yet bittersweet... handled with such grace that even its outright sex is captivating" Chicago American. "Donleavy's best work sin
The unexpurgated code : a complete manual of survival and manners by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
30 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A singular country by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new and original work from "one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time", Joseph Heller. A Singular Country is J.P. Donleavy's idiosyncratic and personal view of Ireland told in the vernacular of the Irishman, which he has nearly, but not quite, become. "A country where the dead are forever living and which is at once magical, illogical, mysterious and infuriating a land that is mostly, and perhaps always will remain, a condition of the mind in which dreams can be your only trusted reality". The New York Cityborn author assumed the right to speak of his
Are you listening, Rabbi Löw by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the suddenly wealthy producer of the lowbrow London revue Kiss It, Don't Hold It, It's Too Hot , Schultz crashes through upper-crust British society with the finesse of a bull. He rambles on about his obsessions and occasionally prays to his ancestor, the late rabbi of the title, for guidance
Wrong information is being given out at Princeton : the chronicle of one of the strangest stories ever to be rumoured about around New York by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy on Stephen O'Kelly 'O, an aspiring composer low on cash in 1940s New York. He meets an heiress who falls in love and they marry. The father disowns her, but all is not lost because the mother also falls in love with him and offers to be his patron
De Alfonce tennis : the superlative game of eccentric champions : its history, accoutrements, rules, conduct, and regimen by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That Darcy, that dancer, that gentleman by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wrong information is being given out at Princeton by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the success of his acclaimed "The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms", Donleavy presents the second wild installment of the strangest stories ever to be rumored around and about New York
Un homme singulier; [roman by J. P Donleavy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Donleavy, J.P.
Donleavy, J. P. 1926-
Donleavy, James Patrick.
Donleavy, James Patrick, 1926-
Donlivi, Dzh. P., 1926-
Languages
English (700)
French (10)
German (7)
Italian (2)
Russian (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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