The Short Stories of John B. Keane

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Mercier PressLtd

ISBN: 9781856353441

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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There are more shades to John B. Keane's humour than there are colours in the rainbow. Compassion, shrewdness and a glorious sense of fun and roguery are evident in this collection, which brings together all John B's short stories. Included are gems such as A Hanging and Guaranteed Pure.

Big Maggie

Schools Edition with Notes by Eilis Flanagan

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Mercier Press

ISBN: 9781781172858

Category: Ireland

Page: 128

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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.

Under the sycamore tree, and other tales

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Compassion, shrewdness and a glorious sense of fun and roguery are evident in this collection, which brings together for the first time all of John B. Keane's short stories. Included are gems such as 'A Hanging', a talc of accusation by silence in a small village, which shows both the comic and tragic effects of small-town gossip, and 'Guaranteed Pure', which concerns the innocence of bachelor Willie Ramley, who is seeking an unsullied bride in Ireland. Keen but never unkind, the attention of Ireland's best-loved writer falls on human vanities and frailties of all kinds.

The Field

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Mercier PressLtd

ISBN: 9780853429760

Category: Drama

Page: 81

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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

The Best of John B. Keane

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781634505062

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A holiday treat from one of Ireland’s most celebrated storytellers. This bountiful collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland’s liveliest and most popular writers offers holiday charm and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful. Drawing on the rich folk culture of County Kerry, John B. Keane brings new life to old customs in his portrayals of not-so-ordinary country people during the Christmas season. Keane revisits the Christmases celebrated by characters like Dotie Tupper and Johnny Naile, the doughty Canon Doyle and deaf Canon Cornelius Coodle, the amiable spendthrift Aenias Mackson, and Hiccups O’Reilly, who disappears one Christmas Eve and isn’t seen again for seven years. Keane bears delightful witness to the trials and triumphs of the inhabitants of County Kerry, Ireland. “Creates a charming emotional map of fictitious but authentic-seeming place.” —Boston Globe “A safe, sardonic voice . . . Handle[s] sentiment in a way that respects both the story and the audience.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The street

poems and ballads of John B. Keane

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Author: John B. Keane,Joanna Keane O'Flynn

Publisher: Mercier Press

ISBN: 9781856354158

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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Expanded version of the Street, with poems and ballads.

A High Meadow

A Novel

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Mercier PressLtd

ISBN: 9781856350907

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Mollie's face clouded as it always did whenever she thought of the Ram of God. She was careful not to show her annoyance. The more she considered their relationship, the more her fury mounted. Somehow, in the course of time, she would bring him down. There was no doubt about that in her mind.

Irish Stories :

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart International

ISBN: 9781570980701

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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The Irish Stories of John B. Keane gathers together the wonderful short stories of this prolific Irish storyteller who distills the world of the rural Irish better than anyone else writing today. It includes such gems as "A Hanging," a tale of accusation by silence in a small village that shows both the comic & tragic effects of small-town gossip; "Guaranteed Pure," which concerns the innocence of bachelor William Ramley who is seeking an unsullied Irish bride; & the charming "Under the Sycamore Tree," in which Jimmy Bowen's lifelong dream is realized. "Faith" & "Fred Rimble" will delight the reader with their amusing tragi-comic humor; while "The Reek" shows Keane's great love of the countryside & respect for the vital customs of country folk, the recording of which is no less important, he feels, than international events taking place on the world's stage. "Death Be Not Proud" & "The Fort Field" capture the importance of the land in the Irish psyche, while "Thrift" uncovers the darker side of human nature when obsession for material gain overrides even filial love.