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Great Irish drinking stories

Author: Peter Haining
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 2003, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These stories spill over with wit, imagination, and the appetite for life that you will find in any Irish pub.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Haining
ISBN: 0760740267 9780760740262
OCLC Number: 52761888
Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The craic's the thing: tales of revelry. After the wake / Brendan Behan ; Irish revel / Edna O'Brien ; Gold at night / Peter Tremayne ; St. Patrick's Day in the morning / Robert J. Martin ; The hen party / Eamonn Sweeney ; Teresa'a wedding / William Trevor ; We are green! we are white! / Roddy Doyle --
In Finnegan's wake: pub stories. Grace / James Joyce ; Ding-dong / Samuel Beckett ; Peter McCabe's bargain / Patrick Kavanagh ; The heat of the sun / Sean O'Faolain ; The boils of Thomas Gully / Patrick McCabe ; An unusual request / Glenn Patterson ; The first singles bar / Malachy McCourt --
The drinks' interval: a round of dramas. Christy Mahon's story / J.M. Synge ; Tim Haffigan / Bernard Shaw ; The bull of Bashan / Sean O'Casey ; Thirst / Flann O'Brien ; The diviner / Brian Friel --
Holding the hour: drinker's tall stories. The geography of an Irish oath / William Carleton ; The keg of poteen / Lynn Doyle ; The drunkard / Frank O'Connor ; The Guinness goddess / Marian Keyes ; The rocky road to Dublin / Shane MacGowan ; Just visiting / Bernard Mac Laverty.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Haining.

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These stories spill over with wit, imagination, and the appetite for life that you will find in any Irish pub.

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