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.

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.

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 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.

An Irish Christmas Feast

The Best of John B. Keane

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Author: John B. Keane

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616084308

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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.

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

What Lies Beneath

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Author: Brian Devaney

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527510468

Category: Drama

Page: 238

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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.

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.