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The Poor Mouth : A Bad Story About the Hard Life - Flann O'Brien

The Poor Mouth

A Bad Story About the Hard Life

Paperback Published: 1st March 1996
ISBN: 9781564780911
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The Poor Mouth relates the story of one Bonaparte O'Coonassa, born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland equally renowned for its beauty and the abject poverty of its residents. Potatoes constitute the basis of his family's daily fare, and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs. A scathing satire on the Irish, this work brought down on the author's head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in 1941.

Industry Reviews

O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century... The Poor Mouth is wildly funny and Steadman's drawings catch the spirit. Boston Globe A real writer, with the true comic spirit. -- James Joyce The Poor Mouth sent me into fits of giddiness. -- James Finn Garner, author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

ISBN: 9781564780911
ISBN-10: 1564780910
Series: Irish Literature
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 1996
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.18

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