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Kenny's Choice 101 Irish Books you Must Read

Author(s): Des Kenny

ISBN13: 9781856079679

ISBN10: 1856079678


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  • One of Irelands best-known and most popular booksellers makes his choice of the best, the most interesting, the most influential books published in Ireland over the last century. In keeping with the congenial and maverick personality of the author, there are many unexpected inclusions, and some unexpected exclusions, notable James Joyces Ulysses. The list begins (alphabetically by first name) with Aidan Higgins and finishes with William Trevor and on the way includes John Healy, Peadar ODonnell, Peter Somerville-Large, Thomas Lynch, Eil?¡s Dillon. Books in Irish are represented by authors like Breand?ín O hEithir and Tom?ís O Criomhthain. Some of the books chosen are enduring classics and have even found their way on to school and university syllabi; others, despite their quality, are out of print and forgotten by many. The Kenny Book Bag will intrigue, delight and annoy Irish book-buyers in equal measure.
  • Des Kenny

    Des Kenny, a member of the Kenny bookselling family in Galway, is one of the four sons and two daughters of Des and Maureen Kenny, who opened their first bookshop in 1940. Educated in Coláiste Iognáid, Gaillimh, University College, Galway, and the Sorbonne, Paris, he has been a bookseller, real and virtual, all his working life. He and his wife Anne have four grown-up children and live in Salthill, Galway.

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