Liam O'Flaherty (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0863276415. Mr. Gilhooley has been added to your Cart.
Liam O'Flaherty (Author).
Liam O'Flaherty (Irish: Liam Ó Flaithearta; 28 August 1896 – 7 September 1984) was an Irish novelist and short story writer . Gilhooley (1926). The Wilderness (serialised 1927, gathered in book form and republished 1986). Return of the Brute (1929).
Liam O'Flaherty (Irish: Liam Ó Flaithearta; 28 August 1896 – 7 September 1984) was an Irish novelist and short story writer and a major figure in the Irish literary renaissance. He served on the Western Front as a soldier in the Irish Guards were he was badly injured. After the war he was a founding member of the Communist Party of Ireland.
Gilhooley himself is sort of an interestingly despicable character. O'Flaherty, whose short fiction I admire, did seem to have a keen sense of psychology, a skill which he applied here, but the writing just wasn't to the standard I expect from him. The dialog was a bit stiff and he seemed overly fond of using ellipsis, presumably to give it more of a natural-speech feel, but.
Forty-nine-year-old Mr Gilhooley is living two lives: the one drinking in the pubs of Dublin, the other desperate and lonely, longing for love. Forty-nine-year-old Mr Gilhooley is living two lives: the one drinking in the pubs of Dublin, the other desperate and lonely, longing for love. A chance encounter with the innocent and yet destructive Nelly starts a chain of compelling, dark and menacing events. This is the underworld of 1920's Dublin.
Wolfhound Press, 1991 - Social Science - 288 pages
Wolfhound Press, 1991 - Social Science - 288 pages. In the underworld of 1920s Dublin, Mr. Gilhooley, his lover Nelly, and their companions clash in an urbanized society for which they are unprepared. Death, violence, sex, religion and love entwine, weaving paths of good and evil in this powerful psychological thriller. From inside the book.
Liam O’Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer whose works combine brutal naturalism, psychological analysis, poetry, and biting satire with an abiding respect for the courage and persistence of the Irish people. He was considered to be a leading figure of the Irish Renaissance. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox.
AbeBooks MR. GILHOOLEY. Published by Jonathan Cape, 1926.
Published by Jonathan Cape, 1926. From THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY, . A, 1979 (ROCHESTER, MI, . Association Member: ABAA. Price: US$ 17. 0 Convert Currency.
Liam O'Flaherty (also known as Liam Ó Flaithearta) was born in 1896 in the small village of Gort na gCapall, on one of the Aran Islands in Galway. In 1908, at the age of twelve, he went to Rockwell College, and then went on to study at Holy Cross and University College, Dublin - he did not attend the first two schools for long. O'Flaherty initially intended to join the priesthood, but in 1917 he left school to join the Irish Guards, enlisting under the name 'Bill Ganly'.
207 results for liam o'flaherty. Liam O'Flaherty: the Collected Stories, Volume 1 (Hardback book, 2000).