Book Finder
    
 
> Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Irish Literature
 

The Third Policeman
Flann O'Brien
156478214X
Mar 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
A comic trip through hell in Ireland, as told by a murderer, The Third Policeman is another inspired bit of confusing and comic lunacy from the warped imagination and lovably demented pen of Flann O'Brien, author of At Swim-Two-Birds. There's even a small chance you'll figure out what's going on if you read the publisher's note that appears on the last page. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Fiction. The last of O'Brien's novels to be published and now reissued by Dalkey Archive, THE THIRD POLICEMAN is Flann O'Brien's brilliant comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botche d robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police...


Samuel Beckett: Grove Centenary Edition (Grove Centenary Editions)
Paul Auster (Editor)
0802118313
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"Poet, novelist, short–story writer, playwright, translator, and critic, Samuel Beckett created one of the most brilliant and enduring bodies of work in twentieth–century literature. In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, the four volumes of this new edition bring together nearly every word Beckett published during his lifetime....


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Lewis Carroll
1593080158
January 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before. In this imaginary land she encounters the savagely violent Queen, the Lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next. Alice's adventures have made her the stuff of legend, the child heroine par excellence, and ensured that Carroll's book is the best loved and most widely read in...


The War of the Worlds (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
H. G. Wells
1593080859
March 2004
Mass Market Paperback
·
 


For the Love of Ireland
Susan Cahill
0345434196
Feb 2001
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
In For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers, Susan Cahill (editor of the anthology Desiring Italy) pairs more than 60 writings (by over 40 authors) with geographic, sociological, literary, cultural and practical information. Pieces by Joyce, Roddy Doyle, Yeats, Edna O'Brien, Seamus Heaney and others are followed by Cahill's explications of the works' diverse settings, references, characters and events. Cahill includes travel guide details, such as the current schedule for the ferry that Sean O'Faolain described 50 years ago in An Irish Journey. Driven by literary enthusiasm rather than travel needs, the book suggests jaunts in 16 counties. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
This combination anthology and...


Untold Stories
Alan Bennett
0374281033
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Bennett has been known to British audiences of radio, television, stage and screen for decades. In the United States, he's best known as the screenwriter of The Madness of King George and, perhaps, for his experiences with Miss Shepherd, an indigent woman who set up a succession of vans in his front yard for 15 years. Now he returns with a shaggy collection of autobiographical sketches, diary entries, considerations of art, architecture and other authors, as well as an account of his bout with colon cancer. Returning to the precincts of his straitlaced, working-class British background, Bennett reveals a lost world whose influence and mores have trailed him his entire life. He revisits the Leeds that he knew in the 1940s, where he was first exposed to music and theater, and where his parents, both shy and...


Everything Irish
Lelia Ruckenstein
034544129X
Mar 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Here, in one complete volume, is the depth and breadth of the great island nation and its people represented in an easily browsed, friendly format. From the Abbey Theatre to the Dublin storyteller Zozimus; from the origin of the Troubles to the origin of the limerick; from the stunning beauty of Connemara to the shattering tragedy of Bloody Sunday; from the greatest writers of the English language to the “confrontational television” of Gay Byrne’s The Late Late Show–every aspect of Irish culture, geography, and history is collected and annotated in more than 900 entries from A to Z. Readers will encounter heroes and terrorists, poets and politicians, all of Ireland’s counties, ancient myths, and pivotal events–all expertly and succinctly described and explained.

With...


Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593082010
June 2004
Paperback
·
 


Ulysses Annotated
Don Gifford
0520067452
September 7, 1989
Paperback
·
 
Jay Fox, Modern Fiction Studies
"A truly useful book in its explanation of puns, jokes, foreign phrases, and a myriad of other items including many helpful glosses on terms belonging to the vernacular of Dublin. For this last item alone the book is valuable because it documents much of the popular but fading idiom of the Dublin of 1904." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Robert N. Ross, Western Humanities Review
"[Ulysses Annotated] teaches more than how to read a particular novel; it teaches us more profoundly how to read anything. This, I think, is the book's main virtue. It teaches us readers how to transform the brute fact of our world." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

See all Editorial...


There You Are
Thomas Flanagan
1590171063
Oct 2004
Hardcover
·
 
—Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times, January 2005
"A superb collection of Flanagan's critical work . . . [Cahill] has done an exemplary service tracking down previously unpublished work."

—Sean O'Driscoll, Irish Voice, Feburary 2005
"Flanagan, despite his high literary credentials, could write for the general public without sacrificing the quality of his work."

See all Editorial Reviews


C.S. Lewis: The Signature Classics Audio Collection: The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity [UNABRIDGED]
C. S. Lewis, Various (Narrator)
0060825782
October 1, 2005
Audio CD
·
 


Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083343
November 2004
Hardcover
·
 


The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind The Lord of the Rings
Peter Kreeft
1586170252
October 30, 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien’s masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure. Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord. Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.


The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature
Robert Welch
0192800809
Nov 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
By turns sacred or profane, mystical or earthy, scathingly satirical, and modern or achingly nostalgic for the ever-receding past, the literature of Ireland has long entranced and entertained readers the world over. Now in a new concise edition with 140 completely new entries, this impressive
work provides a comprehensive and delightfully readable guide to the evolution and achievements of Irish writers and writing across sixteen tumultuous centuries. Written by a distinguished team of writers from Ireland and around the world, this remarkable edition offers over 2,000 entries that
provide insight into the intimate fusion of history, literature, and culture that distinguishes so much of Ireland's poetry, drama, and fiction. Unrivalled in scope, this volume encompasses writing in both the Irish language and in...


Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083246
October 2004
Hardcover
·
 


Tales of the Elders of Ireland
Ann Dooley
0192839187
Nov 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Tales of the Elders of Ireland is the first complete translation of the late Middle-Irish Acallam na Senorach, the largest literary text surviving from twelfth-century Ireland. It contains the earliest and most comprehensive collection of Fenian stories and poetry, intermingling the
contemporary Christian world of Saint Patrick with his scribes; clerics; occasional angels and souls rescued from Hell; the earlier pagan world of the ancient, giant Fenians and Irish kings; and the parallel, timeless Otherworld (peopled by ever-young, shape-shifting fairies). This readable, lucid
new translation is based on existing manuscript sources and is richly annotated, complete with an Introduction discussing the place of the Acallam in Irish tradition and the impact of the Fenian or Ossianic tradition on English and European...


Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
159308336X
November 2004
Hardcover
·
 


The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
F. L. Cross, E. A. Livingstone
0192802909
September 8, 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From Library Journal
It will come as no surprise to those already familiar with earlier editions (1957, 1974) that the third edition of this title remains unrivaled as the authoritative one-volume dictionary of the Christian church, its doctrines and practices, and its most influential historical figures. In addition, the reader will find a host of entries pertaining to the Bible and its world. Because of the rise of theologies of liberation since the publication of the second edition, and because of a growing awareness of the need to heed Christian cultures often regarded as on the fringes of Christendom, many doctrinal articles have undergone revision and many have been added. Prominent Evangelicals have also been included (though, owing to this work's decidedly historical thrust, only rarely does the name of a living figure appear)....


Irish Writing
Stephen Regan
019284038X
Mar 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This anthology traces the history of modern Irish literature from the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century to the early years of political independence. It covers 150 years, from the writings of Charlotte Brooke and Edmund Burke to those of Elizabeth Bowen and Louis MacNeice, and
it shows how these writings continually challenge and renew the ways in which Ireland is imagined and defined. The anthology includes a wide-ranging and generous selection of fiction, poetry, and drama. Three plays by W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory, and J.M. Synge are printed in their entirety, along
with the opening episode of James Joyce's Ulysses.
The volume also includes letters, speeches, songs, memoirs, essays, and travel writings, many of which are difficult to obtain elsewhere.


Mansfield Park (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083564
August 2005
Hardcover
·
 


The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett : Volume III of The Grove Centenary Editions (Works of Samuel Beckett the Grove Centenary Editions)
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118194
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"I am always deeply puzzled when people say of Beckett, 'Oh, he's so difficult!'–or avant garde, or complex, or . . . ambiguous. It is the profoundest nonsense, for Beckett is perhaps the most naturalistic playwright I know of, as well as the clearest and least obscure. The 'obscurity' resides in the assumption of obscurity. I know that if Beckett's outdoor...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Lewis Carroll
1593083459
January 2005
Hardcover
·
 


After Yeats and Joyce
Neil Corcoran
0192892312
Oct 1997
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Irish literature after Yeats and Joyce, from the 1920s onwards, includes texts that have been the subject of much contention. For a start, how should Irish literature be defined: as works which have been written in Irish or as works written in English by the Irish? It is a period in which
ideas of Ireland--of people, community, and nation--have been both created and reflected, and in which conceptions of a distinct Irish identity have been articulated, defended, and challenged; a period which has its origins in a time of intense political turmoil. Corcoran focuses his chapters on
various themes such as "the Big House," and the rural and the provincial and offers discussions of authors ranging from Kinsella and Beckett to William Trevor, Seamus Heaney, and Mary Lavin, to provide a lucid and far-reaching...


The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett : Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118208
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume hardcover set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award-winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"[Beckett] settled on philosophical comedy as the medium for his uniquely anguished, arrogant, self-doubting, scrupulous temperament. In the popular mind his name is associated with the mysterious Godot who may or may not come but for whom we wait anyhow. In this he seemed to define the mood of an age. But his range is wider than that, and his achievement far greater. Beckett...


Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
074347712X
July 1, 2003
Paperback
·
 


The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Oscar Wilde
1593080255
June 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, "as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife," Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings. "The roses are not less lovely for all that. The birds sing just as happily in my garden." As Hallward tries to make sense of his creation, his epigram-happy friend Lord Henry Wotton encourages Dorian in his sensual quest with any number of Wildean paradoxes, including...


Modern Irish Literature - Sources and Founders
Vivian Mercier
0198120745
June 1994
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Modern Irish Literature marks the culmination of the lifetime interest of the distinguished scholar Vivian Mercier (1919-89) in the influence of Gaelic literature on modern Irish writing. Building on the insights developed in his classic The Irish Comic Tradition, Mercier's focus here is on
the research of nineteenth-century scholars which gave rise to the revival of Irish literature in English. Separate chapters analyzing the work of writers including Bernard Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Joyce, and Beckett build to provide a fresh and timely picture of Irish literary tradition. Informed by a
wealth and diversity of scholarship, and written in a highly accessible style, this book is a major contribution to the study of Irish literature.


Strange Country
Seamus Deane
0198184905
May 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This book identifies the origin, the development and, ultimately, the success of the Irish literary tradition in English as one of the first literatures that is both national and colonial. It demonstrates the remarkable relationships between works as diverse as Joyce's Dubliners and Bram
Stoker's Dracula, and the worlds of the French Revolution and the Irish famine. Deane also shows how almost all the activities of Irish print culture--novels, songs, typefaces, historical analyses, poems--struggle within the limits imposed by its inheritance.


A Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Charles Dickens
1593083327
November 2004
Hardcover
·
 


Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
John Milton, John Leonard
0140424393
April 29, 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Edited with an introduction and notes by John Leonard.

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.