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Published by Viking in association with The Lilliput Press in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • O"Brien, George, -- 1945-,
  • Authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Lismore (Ireland) -- Social life and customs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published separately by Lilliput: The village of longing (1987); Dancehall days (1988)

Other titlesDancehall days
StatementGeorge O"Brien
ContributionsO"Brien, George, 1945-
The Physical Object
Pagination325 p. ;
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17927694M
ISBN 10067082366X

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The village of longing ; &, Dancehall days. [George O'Brien] Print book: Biography: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: This is the story of a childhood set in an Irish country town in the s. George O'Brien recalls his early days, painting a picture of Irish society in microcosm. # Village of longing.\/span> \u00A0\u00A0. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Bound in one volume, George O’Brien ’s two memoirs The Village of Longing and  Dancehall Days give readers a spirited, essentially good-humored, unromantic rendering of what it was like for a.   Dancehall Days fulfills the promise of The Village of Longing, a work hailed by the author’s peers and awarded the supreme accolade of the Silver Medal for Irish Literature in Both volumes are being co-published with Viking Penguin in /5.

In the s, George O'Brien wrote two lovely memoirs, The Village of Longing and Dancehall Days, the first about his boyhood in Co Waterford and the second about his youth in Dublin. But then he. ‘Page after page, he splits the atom of detail so that autobiography and cultural history flare up in one long pleasurable chain-reaction.’-Seamus Heaney, Observer The Village of Longing, George O’Brien’s narrative of his childhood in the somnolent river-valley settlement of Lismore, Co. Waterford, during the s, has established itself as a contemporary classic since its initial. George O’Brien is Professor Emeritus of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is author of three memoirs, The Village of Longing, Dancehall Days, and Out of Author: Martin Doyle.   Dancehall book. Read 32 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On June 4, , the body of a young woman surfaced from feet of wate /5.

Dancehall Days fulfills the promise of The Village of Longing, a work hailed by the author’s peers and awarded the supreme accolade of the Silver Medal for Irish Literature in Both volumes are being co-published with Viking Penguin in The village incarnated by George O'Brien is an Ireland in microcosm - post-colonial, myth-haunted, anticipatory - where tensions between the authority of family and community, and an individual's growth, vibrate through the author's prose.5/5(2). THE VILLAGE OF LONGING, DANCEHALL DAYS and OUT OF OUR MINDS by George O'Brien DAWN and NEWSPAPER DAYS by Theodore Dreiser TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup SMILE PLEASE by Jean Rhys THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS by William Carlos Williams CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND by Christopher Isherwoood LIVING ROOT by Michael Heller. Dancehall (A Star book) by Conners, Bernard F. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at abebooks The Village of Longing & Dancehall Days. O'Brian, George. Published by Viking () ISBN X ISBN .