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The star factory

Author: Ciaran Carson
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little, Brown, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"One of Ireland's most celebrated writers, musicians, and poets, Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast and has spent his life there. In The Star Factory, he makes himself the cartographer of his home city's spaces, symbolic and literal, the scribe of its byways and avenues, from Abbey Road to Zetland Street. Belfast has seen transformation: once the fifth-greatest industrial city in the world, the home of the S. S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ciaran Carson; Ciaran Carson; Ciaran Carson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ciaran Carson
ISBN: 1559704659 9781559704656
OCLC Number: 39162315
Notes: Originally published: London : Granta Books, 1997.
Description: viii, 295 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Raglan Street --
From Abbey Road to Zetland Street --
The Model Shop --
Mooreland --
The General Post Office --
Milltown Cemetery --
The Bunaglow --
The Titanic --
The Star Factory I --
The Frontier Sentinel --
The New Oxford Billiard Halls --
The Great Northern Railway --
Owenvarragh --
Radio Ulster --
Balaclava Street --
The Ulster Cinematograph Theatres --
O'Neill Street --
White Star Street --
The Church of the Holy Redeemer --
Electric Street --
The Clydesdale Supply Company --
Library Street --
The Panoramic Photograph Company --
St. Peter's Pro-Cathedral --
Barrack Street I --
Barrack Street II --
Smithfield --
Brickle Bridge --
The Star Factory II --
Magnetic Street --
The Glass Factory --
McWatters' Bakery.
Responsibility: Ciaran Carson.

Abstract:

"One of Ireland's most celebrated writers, musicians, and poets, Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast and has spent his life there. In The Star Factory, he makes himself the cartographer of his home city's spaces, symbolic and literal, the scribe of its byways and avenues, from Abbey Road to Zetland Street. Belfast has seen transformation: once the fifth-greatest industrial city in the world, the home of the S. S. Titanic, it has more recently been a battleground of sectarian slaughter. To conjure up the lives lived there, Carson plunges down the "wormhole of memory" - admiring along the way the strata and roots beneath the surface. Though it has experienced more than its share of urban decay - the Star Factory of the title is an abandoned mill - Carson's Belfast teems with stories, stories that can spring from a telephone directory, a cigarette case, a postcard, a book about tramways, a stamp."--BOOK JACKET.

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