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Gander at the Gate.

Author: Rory O'Connor
Publisher: London : Lilliput Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The poet W.B. Yeats desired to produce written work that, while it had been arduously crafted, would appear as immediate and spontaneous as the ordinary spoken words of people. It is a testament to the achievement of Rory O'Connor that he has accomplished just that by writing a memoir that connects closely to the oral tradition. ... It could be hoped, perhaps, that every community - urban and rural - would have a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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O'Connor, Rory.
Gander at the Gate.
London : The Lilliput Press, ©2011
Named Person: Rory O'Connor
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rory O'Connor
ISBN: 9781843512226 184351222X
OCLC Number: 771875580
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; --
1 --
: First Dawn; --
2 --
: Clarke Comes In; --
3 --
: Coneen the Boy Bawn; --
4 --
: Delia; --
5 --
: 'Can He Talk, Mama?; --
6 --
: Gander at the Gate; --
7 --
: Luke Comes Home; --
8 --
: Goboys on the Loose; --
9 --
: Bridie Comes Back; --
10 --
: Mayne Speaks Out; --
11 --
: The 'Girls'; --
12 --
: Kerryboy; --
13 --
: Uncle Jack; --
14 --
: Uncle Jack Takes Up the Gun; --
15 --
: By the Tinkers' Fire; --
16 --
: Fishing with My Father; --
17 --
: Guns in the House; --
18 --
: My Father in Peace and Pain; --
19 --
: Going to the Ocean; --
20 --
: Sex Drive on the Land. 21 --
: Digging for Turf- 22 --
: Last Wonders; About the Author; Copyright.

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"The poet W.B. Yeats desired to produce written work that, while it had been arduously crafted, would appear as immediate and spontaneous as the ordinary spoken words of people. It is a testament to the achievement of Rory O'Connor that he has accomplished just that by writing a memoir that connects closely to the oral tradition. ... It could be hoped, perhaps, that every community - urban and rural - would have a Rory O'Connor among them who would possess the ability of capturing that society in all its vitality, colour and mystery. If that were possible they would - like this present book -

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