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Riassunto: Book by Kearns, Kevin Corrigan
From Publishers Weekly: Dublin was famous for its public houses even before James Joyce immortalized many of them in Ulysses. And Kearns, professor at the University of Northern Colorado, picks up where Joyce left off in this colorful history of the Dublin pub. A lengthy investigation into the place of alcohol, pubs and even temperance gives way to a discussion of the place of pubs in Dublin life. Here, Kearns describes such public houses as the recently closed Bailey, which catered to every nationalist Irishman from Parnell to Michael Collins (who, we are informed, was a sherry drinker), to the still vibrant McDaid's, the literary pub that Brendan Behan (who "couldn't hold his drink," according to his barman) frequented, and Kavanagh's, "The Gravediggers Pub," next to Glasnevin Cemetery. Readers will learn what a Shebeen is (an after-hours speakeasy), the importance and the dignity of the publican and what it means to be "barred" for life. Quotes from publicans, barmen and clients of long standing enrich the entire study, particularly in the last section, in which the author presents the testimonies of "over fifty public house `old timers,'" who bring the pubs to life with their informative and sometimes hilarious tales. This is a book that every tourist visiting Dublin should pack in the suitcase.
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Descrizione libro Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: DJ. First Edition. 0717124495 Publisher: Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. FINE hardcover book in NEAR FINE dust-jacket. NOT remainder marked. NOT price-clipped. NOT faded. NOT a book club edition. NOT an ex-library copy. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Codice libro della libreria SKU1009595
Descrizione libro Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 1996. [, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. ] Hardback, octavo, xiv + 273 pages, Near Fine in Near Fine dj (dj now in protective mylar). Book itself essentially perfect. DJ only very minor wear, still looks about new. SIGNED and dated very neatly by author "May 1, 1997, Kevin C. Kearns" on the ffep. Three 16-page sections of b&w photos on glossy stock. Appendix, Notes, Bibliography, Index. RWR5 Regional Interest Ireland Irish Oral History Food & Drink Alcohol Alcoholic Beverages. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 06580
Descrizione libro Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006627331
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807171244973.0
Descrizione libro Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020717124495
Descrizione libro Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110717124495