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J P Donleavy was born in New York City on April 23, 1926 of Irish parents. Donleavy served in the US Navy in World War 2. After the War , Donleavy moved to Ireland and took up studies in Trinity College, leaving before he completed his degree. The Ginger Man, Donleavy's first novel, became acclaimed and bannned in Ireland by reason of obsenity.

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The Ginger Man

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

The Onion Eaters

The History of the Ginger Man

The Ginger Man

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Book Review:

This book was banned in the United States for its rogueishness and its dislike of authority. It has since been recognised as a masterpiece of writing.

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers Good Reading Copy
Penguin Paperback 1983 Reprint
Book Weight: 195g

ISBN 014002705X

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

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Book Review:

Balthazaar B is the world`s last shy elegant young man. Born to riches in Paris and raised in lonely splendour, his life spreads to prep school in England. There he is befriended by the world`s most beauific sinner.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Copy
Penguin Paperback 1977 Reprint
Book Weight: 223g

ISBN 0140030565

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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The Onion Eaters

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Book Review:

Confusion is the oder of the day in this tumultous dark novel.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers Good Copy
Penguin Paperback 1972
Book Weight: 180g

ISBN 014003496X

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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The History of the Ginger Man

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Book Review:

This is the story of Donleavy's classic The Ginger Man, revealing influences from literary history and autobiography.

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers and markings to edges otherwise Good Reading Copy
Penguin Paperback 1995
Book Weight: 565g

ISBN 0140175229

Book Type:
Biography

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