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Best Of John B Keane

Author : John B. Keane
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In this volume are hundreds of short pieces which represent the distillation of the experience of a funny, witty, wise and passionate observer of the bright tapestry of Irish life. All human life is here, and Keane tells its story in an astonishing procession of remarkable characters and in rare humorous glimpses of his own career. This is a collection to prize.

A Christmas Omnibus

Author : John B. Keane
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A bumper collection of Christmas stories by one of Ireland's greatest humorous writers.

The Field by John B Keane

Author : John B. Keane
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The Field is John B. Keane's fierce and tender study of the love a man can have for land and the ruthless lengths he will go to in order to obtain the object of his desire. It is dominated by Bull McCabe, one of the most famous characters in Irish writing today. An Oscar-nominated adaptation of The Field proved highly successful and popular worldwide, and starred Richard Harris, John Hurt, Brenda Fricker and Tom Berenger.

An Irish Christmas Feast

Author : John B. Keane
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A collection of over fifty stories that captures the excitement, romance, and playful mischief associated with Christmastime in County Kerry, Ireland.

Pints of Porter

Author : John B. Keane
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A new collection of previously unpublished essays by Ireland's best-loved writer, John B. Keane.

Big Maggie

Author : John B. Keane
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The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite. The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors. Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property but she has other ideas.

Sive

Author : John B. Keane
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A story of greed, sex and bitterness, of a scheming matchmaker and a resentful woman forcing a beautiful young girl to marry an old man for money.

The Little Book of John B Keane

Author : John B. Keane
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This work features some of the best and most humorous lines in all John B. Keane's writings, selected by himself and presented in this convenient small format.

The Best Are Leaving

Author : Clair Wills
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Clair Wills's The Best Are Leaving is a study of representations of Irish emigrant culture and of Irish immigrants in Britain.

Social Cultural and Psychological Resonance in John B Keane s The Field

Author : Brian Devaney
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This book explores the drama of John B. Keane and focuses on his best-known play, The Field, in an examination of the cultural and psychological resonances present in his work. From the changing social, political, and economic contexts of the play’s genesis, to present-day austerity and malaise, The Field remains a popular and relevant piece of theatre, and in this publication possible motivations behind such popularity and relevance are posited. Unconscious resonant processes of identification at play within The Field are explored through the application of psychological and post-colonial filters, and the analysis of Keane’s representations of gender, both masculine and feminine, with strong reference to socio-historical contexts throughout. By doing so, further ways of re-reading Keane’s works are suggested, thereby encouraging a re-appraisal of an often critically overlooked Irish playwright. The examination of the concept of ‘resonance’, which is at the core of this book, provides a unique insight into Keane’s drama and how it interacts with the public at large. Through the modes of analysis of The Field employed in this work, further methods of reading Keane’s other dramas are suggested, and thus, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Keane, Irish drama, or for that matter, the field of Irish studies itself.

Kerry Playwright

Author : Marie Hubert Kealy
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This volume presents a way of reading the work of Kerry playwright John B. Keane. In it, Sister Marie Hubert Kealy focuses on the use of place as an interpretative device and suggests that sense of place can both situate the action of a drama and provide a context for examining social issues. Keane's works are well suited to such a focus because he has the gift of projecting universal human struggles into the characters and events of a specific region. An examination of the importance of John B. Keane in contemporary Irish literature cuts across the genres of drama, fiction, and non-fiction; however, Keane is best known as a playwright. His appreciation of place and his adapting the spirit of his own locale to the stage provides a way into the meaning of contemporary drama. His plays stand somewhere between the perceived traditions of rural Ireland and the inroads of the modern world. Keane's popularity results, at least in part, from his creation of characters native to his landscape, who embody both the cultural and emotional associations of the rural Irish and the universal conflicts between tradition and modernity. This study examines place as a key to meaning. It interprets the use of specific stage conventions as a signal of the cultural heritage of Ireland. Keane's use of regional characters, dialects, songs, and costumes - as well as the cottage setting - provides a frame for the playwright's view of Ireland, since he tends toward a critical examination of Irish life within the context of folklore and traditional values. Thus, sense of place, heightened by the selectivity of art, results in a way of seeing reality. The literary landscape creates a relationship between the artist and his audience based on their shared heritage. Although Keane employs traditional themes - the made-marriage, land, emigration - his angle of vision shifts the familiar motifs from the political interests of the early Abbey plays to a concern for the individual within the system. The same conventions that evoke the Kerry landscape also comprise a frame of reference for the thematic concerns of his plots. Traditional characters juxtaposed with contemporary issues result in the dual thrust of nostalgia and criticism that marks his plays. He attacks with laughter the narrowness of the institutions that constrict individuality, yet he expresses a nostalgia for the old ways that have disappeared. Such a dual vision is Keane's share of the satiric gift. John B. Keane speaks for and to his generation. His work is regional in the best sense. By drawing on the importance of place in Irish culture, Keane orders his perceptions of contemporary life. He deserves to be recognized as a playwright who expresses the struggle for individual identity against a background of cultural expectations.

The Voice of an Angel

Author : John B. Keane
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A collection of Christmas stories, including: Christmas Noses, A Christmas Diversion, The Woman Who Hated Christmas, The Best Christmas Dinner and A Last Christmas Gift. John B. Keane is the author of Durango, The Contractors, A High Meadow and Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer.

Lonely Planet Ireland s Best Trips

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet's Ireland's Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on uniquely encountering Ireland by car. Featuring 34 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can explore the brooding loneliness of Connemara and the exquisite peninsulas of the southwest, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Ireland, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet's Ireland's Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - 34 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip Covers Dublin, Ennis, Cork, Galway, Belfast, the Dingle Peninsula, Wexford, Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, Westport, Tralee, Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Connemara, Glendalough, Doolin, Derry, Bangor and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Ireland's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Ireland via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Planning an Irish trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's Ireland guide, our most comprehensive guide to Ireland, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The Best Travel Writing 2011

Author : James O'Reilly
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The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.

Owl Sandwiches

Author : John B. Keane
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A witty collection of humourous essays from one of Ireland's most popular writers. "This book is Keane at his best." Cork Examiner

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

Author : Martin Middeke
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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five Irish playwrights from the 1960s to the present, written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from Ireland, the United States, Britain and Germany contributing individual studies to the work of each playwright. Each of the twenty-five chapters provides: a biographical introduction to the playwright and their work; a survey and concise analysis of each of the writer's published plays; a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and the critical reception; and a full bibliography of published plays, listing of premieres and a select list of critical works. Playwrights covered include: Tom Murphy, Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Mark O'Rowe, Christina Reid, Enda Walsh and many more. Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, this collection surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from Ireland over the last fifty years.

The Providence House Directory and Family Address Book

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The Rain at the End of the Summer

Author : John B. Keane
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An unplanned pregnancy brings disorder to the otherwise amicable O'Brien household and the various characters are torn apart by their beliefs in the best way to deal with the pregnancy. Keen but never unkind, the attention of Ireland's best-loved writer falls on human vanities and frailties of all kinds.

United States Congressional serial set

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House Documents

Author : United States House of Representatives
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