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Ginger Man
James Patrick Donleavy
0802137954
May 2001
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The New York Times Book Review
There are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

V. S. Naipaul
It is one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Cuento de hadas en Nueva York
J. P. Donleavy
8435015645
August 2005
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Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
J. P. Donleavy
0871132893
February 1990
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The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms: The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to Be Rumored About Around New York
J. P. Donleavy
0312187343
June 1998
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From Library Journal
This novella by the author of the classic The Ginger Man bills itself as a humorous fairy tale, but it's hard to sustain irony with a 19th-century prose style and a sophomoric plot. The life of Jocelyn Guenevere Marchantiere Jones has taken a dive. She is divorced and has lost all her money to bad investments. Her children no longer come to see her; her friends avoid her on the street. After losing her house, her upscale car, her downscale car, her job as a gift-wrapper, and her job as a waitress (as well as a few bullets to obnoxious guests and one recalcitrant TV), the elegant Mrs. Jones must resort to high-class whoring. Menopause and the geriatric scrap heap are next. The nicest things about Donleavy's book are the original illustrations by Elliott Banfield and the old-fashioned design. Not recommended.?Doris...


Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
J. P. Donleavy
0871132885
January 1994
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Singular Man
J. P. Donleavy
0871132656
March 1989
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Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
James Patrick Patrick Donleavy
0802137962
January 2001
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Book Description
The New York Times Book Review called The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy's hilarious, bittersweet tale of a lost young man's existential odyssey, "a triumphant piece of writing, achieved with that total authority, total mastery which shows that a fine writer is fully extended...." In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches in Paris and raised by his governess, Balthazar is shipped off to a British boarding school, where he meets the noble but naughty Beefy. The duo matriculate to Trinity College, Dublin, where Balthazar reads zoology and Beefy prepares for holy orders, all the while sharing amorous adventures high and low, until their university careers come to an abrupt and decidedly unholy end. Written with trademark bravado...

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