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MacGill, Patrick 1890-1963

Overview
Works: 59 works in 446 publications in 5 languages and 5,139 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works  Graphic novels  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Personal narratives‡vIrish  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6025.A23, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Patrick MacGill
Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists
The rat-pit by Patrick MacGill( Book )

35 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city of Glasgow there is a lodging house for women known as 'The Rat Pit'. Here the vagrant can get a nightly bunk for a few pence...'The Rat Pit' is a transcript from life and most of the characters are real people and the scenes only too poignantly true. This is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read
The amateur army by Patrick MacGill( )

20 editions published between 1915 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick MacGill (24 December 1889 - November 1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as "The Navvy Poet" because he had worked as a navvy before he began writing. This work is a collection of essays describing an Irish enlisted man's experience of the training leading up to his departure to fight in the first world war. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
Soldier songs by Patrick MacGill( Book )

24 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moleskin Joe by Patrick MacGill( Book )

22 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sequel ... recalls the tramps and navvies MacGill encountered during his time on the road in Scotland and the north of England in the early years of the twentieth century."--Back cover
Children of the dead end; the autobiography of a navvy by Patrick MacGill( Book )

37 editions published between 1914 and 1995 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the dead end by Patrick MacGill( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written as fiction, this text is Patrick MacGill's autobiography. Starting with an account of his childhood in Ireland at the end of the 19th century, the story moves to Scotland where, tramp then gang-labourer then navvy, Dermond Flynn (as he sometimes calls himself) discovers himself as a writer." -- Provided by publisher
The red horizon by Patrick MacGill( Book )

26 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great push : an episode of the Great War by Patrick MacGill( Book )

27 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of a much esteemed star from doyen of First World War writers Cyril Falls, the author writes of the battle of Loos in 1915, particularly graphically. MacGill was actually engaged and wounded during the battle whilst serving with the London Irish Rifles. "MacGill, who had won considerable fame as a writer of "navvy " romances before the War, wrote one of the most vivid English accounts of a battle that was published while it was still in progress. He used to be known as a "powerful," meaning a rather brutal writer, but a study of The Great Push beside some of the contemporary novels and narratives will show what an admirable advance in "power" has been made since then. His account covers quite a short period: the Battle of Loos with its preparatory period and its aftermath. He himself was a stretcher-bearer. He saw the famous football dribbled over by his regiment, the London Irish, and saw it afterwards deflated on the German wire. The passages describing a night in Loos and the subsequent panic are very fine." p. 215 Cyril Falls. War Books, London, 1930
Songs of the dead end by Patrick MacGill( Book )

21 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenmornan by Patrick MacGill( Book )

18 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The navvy poet : the collected poetry of Patrick MacGill by Patrick MacGill( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanty Hanlon : a comedy of Irish life by Patrick MacGill( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1983 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brown brethren by Patrick MacGill( Book )

16 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of a navvy by Patrick MacGill( Book )

10 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Donegal by Patrick MacGill( Book )

6 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maureen by Patrick MacGill( Book )

16 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diggers, the Australians in France by Patrick MacGill( Book )

11 editions published in 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dough boys by Patrick MacGill( Book )

5 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear! by Patrick MacGill( Book )

7 editions published between 1920 and 1921 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Children of the dead end
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The amateur armyMoleskin JoeChildren of the dead endThe great push : an episode of the Great WarAn analysis of Hiberno-English in the early novels of Patrick MacGill : bilingualism and language shift from Irish to English in County DonegalRifleman MacGill's war : a soldier of the London Irish during the Great War in Europe : including The amateur army, the red horizon, the great push
Alternative Names
Mac Gill Patrick 1890-1963

MacGill, Patrick, 1890-

MacGill, Patrick b. 1890

Mc Gill Patrick 1890-1963

McGill Patrick 1890-1963

Patrick MacGill écrivain irlandais

Patrick MacGill escriptor irlandès

Patrick MacGill escritor irlandés

Patrick MacGill Iirimaa kirjanik

Patrick MacGill Irish writer

Patrick MacGill scriitor irlandez

Languages
English (358)

Danish (8)

Icelandic (3)

Irish (1)

Dutch (1)