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Through Irish Eyes By Malachy McCourt

Through Irish Eyes by Malachy McCourt

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Summary

The only photography book to document the world of Limerick, Ireland, as lived by families during the time of the McCourts.

Through Irish Eyes Summary

Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt's Ireland by Malachy McCourt

The only photography book to document the world of Limerick, Ireland, as lived by families during the time of the McCourts. Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography Angela's Ashes continues to sell incredibly well since its publication in 1996. Angela's Ashes is one of the greatest memoirs of our age, as author Frank McCourt recounts a childhood of poverty and pain in Limerick, Ireland during the 1930s and 40s. Since its release in 1996, readers have longed to know this world better, and it is with the publication of Through Irish Eyes, that they can see first-hand just how the other half lived. Through a beautifully curated collection of archival photographs presented alongside detailed captions and literary quotes, Through Irish Eyes shows us a world that few who did not live it have ever known. Here we see the beautiful and rugged landscape of the countryside juxtaposed with the darkness of urban poverty in the city's underside. We are shown a way of life that no longer exists, but is forever captured in these unsentimental images of the Irish way, its people and their struggles, and their small and hard-wrought joys.

About Malachy McCourt

Malachy McCourt, born 1931, is an Irish-American actor, writer, and politician. The author of A Monk Swimming and Bringing Him My Song, he is the younger brother of Frank McCourt.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword by Malachy McCourt; The Long Streets of Brooklyn; ...And So to Limerick; Nothing Left but the Dispensary; But If as Last our Colour Should Be Torn from Ireland's Heart; The St. Vincent de Paul Society Wants to Know When She'll Stop Asking for Charity; We Might As Well Have a Pint Before We Go, Joe; Coughs and Colds Are Prevalent; It's A Long Way to the Dock Road; Limerick Landmarks; The Open Air; Out to the Country; How the Poor Lived; The Lanes; The Quays; In the Fever Hospital; Who's Comin' in the Carriage?; Children in the Street; School Days; Life in the Nighborhood; The Emergency; Censors, Confraternities, and Movie-goers; You Have to Join the Confraternity; Leave This Library at Once; A Century of Emigration; New York in the 1940s-Frontier of the Land of Promise; I Can Go Home Again; Further Reading and Photo Credits.

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CIN000912496
9780985169671
0985169672
Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt's Ireland by Malachy McCourt
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Glitterati Inc
20130216
64
N/A
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