Dublin - City-Pick
Anne Enright reveals the poetry in the Dublin soul Elizabeth Bowen stays at the Shelbourne Brian Lalor is swept along by Bloomsday Joseph O'Connor takes a wry look at Dublin man Iris Murdoch evokes the Easter Rising Roddy Doyle pities the poor immigrant J P Donleavy shows us student Dublin Hugo Hamilton's policeman has seen it all Meet the Dubliners - from the famous and not so famous to the famously fictional - as over fifty Dublin writers get under the skin of the city. Introduction by Orna Ross
"'An elegant, incisive and always entertaining guide to the city's multitude of literary lives ... This new introduction to the city-pick series is a reminder of Dublin's rich literary history, as well as an introduction to its contemporary forms'"- Lonely Planet Magazine "'Vastly different from the usual travel guuide, the city-pick series offers first hand writing from a city's brightest wordsmiths and the Dublin edition brings the best out of its home grown talent. With over one hundred extracts from over fifty different writers including Roddy Doyle, Samuel Beckett and Chris Binchy there will be plenty of inspiration for exploring the famous streets of the Irish capital'" Travelbite "'city-pick Dublin is the latest triumph of distillation. There's everything here from David Norris' defence of the significance of Ulysses to Iris Murdoch's fictional treatment of the Easter Rising. You'll read about walking and drinking, being poor and being poetic, new wealth and newcomers, old timers and returning natives.'" Book of the Month, The Good Web Guide "'I really love the idea - when taking a trip, to have a book that offers what you are offering... short pieces by good writers that capture the essence of a place' - Orna Ross, author of A Dance in Time"
Editor Heather Reyes lives near London and is co-publisher of Oxygen Books.
city-pick DUBLIN Contents _______________________ Introduction by Orna Ross Dublin's fair city - __________________________________________ Keith Ridgway, The Parts Honor Tracy, Mind You, I've Said Nothing! Neil Hegarty, Waking up in Dublin Robert Lloyd Praeger, A Populous Solitude William Trevor, Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel Neil Hegarty, Waking up in Dublin Evan McHugh, Pint-Sized Ireland Chris Binchy, People Like Us William Makepeace Thackeray, The Irish Sketch Book Elizabeth Bowen, Collected Impressions Streets broad and narrow_______________________________________ Robert Lynd, Home Life in Ireland Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Frank Delaney, James Joyce's Odyssey Elizabeth Bowen, The Shelbourne Neil Hegarty, Waking up in Dublin Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Evan McHugh, Pint-Sized Ireland Emma Donoghue, Hood Neil Hegarty, Waking up in Dublin Sean O'Reilly, The Swing of Things Meghan Butler, 'Travels with my father' Keith Ridgway, The Parts Mary O'Donnell, The Light-Makers Flann O'Brien, The Dalkey Archive Eric Newby, Round Ireland in Low Gear Brendan Behan, Brendan Behan's Island Samuel Beckett, More Pricks Than Kicks Sean O'Reilly, The Swing of Things Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, 'A Visit to Newgrange', in Blood and Water Keith Ridgway, The Parts Dubliners â�� old and new_______________________________________ Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Brendan Behan, Brendan Behan's Island V. S. Pritchett, Midnight Oil Orna Ross, A Dance in Time Mary Colum, Life and the Dream Caitlin Gerrity, 'The Travelling Identity' Evan McHugh, Pint-Sized Ireland Nuala O'Faolain, Are You Somebody? Anne Enright, 'The Brat' from The Portable Virgin Joseph O'Connor, The Secret World of the Irish Male Frank Delaney, James Joyce's Odyssey Mark Harken interviews David Norris, 'James Joyce's Ulysses: why the fuss?' Brian Lalor, The Laugh of Lost Men Eavan Boland, Object Lessons Nuala O'Faolain, Are You Somebody? Sean O'Casey, Pictures in the Hallway Joseph O'Connor, The Secret World of the Irish Male Keith Ridgway, Standard Time Nell McCafferty, Goodnight Sisters Mary O'Donnell, 'Little Africa' in Storm Over Belfast Hugo Hamilton, The Speckled People Denis Ireland, From the Irish Shore Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Deirdre Purcell, Follow me Down To Dublin The Great Escape______________________________________ Joseph O'Connor, The Secret Life of the Irish Male Ita Daly, A Singular Attraction Andrew Nugent, Second Burial Roddy Doyle, The Deportees Maeve Binchy, Evening Class Pat Mullan, 'Tribunal', from Dublin Noir Maeve Binchy, Dublin People Publin________________________________________________ Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Chris Binchy, The Very Man William Trevor, Mrs Eckdorf at O'Neill's Hotel Chris Binchy, The Very Man Brendan Behan, Brendan Behan's Island Pete McCarthy, The Road to McCarthy Brendan Behan, Brendan Behan's Island Michael Cronin, Time Tracks Samuel Beckett, More Pricks Than Kicks Gabriel Duffy, Sham to Rock Eric Newby, Round Ireland in Low Gear J.P.Donleavy, J.P.Donleavy's Ireland Simon Cole, 'Intelligent Inebriation' The good, the bad and the (just a little bit) ugly_____________ Colin Irwin, In Search of the Craic Chris Binchy, The Very Man V. S. Pritchett, Midnight Oil Keith Ridgway, The Long Falling Heinrich Boll, Irish Journal Nuala O'Faolain, Are You Somebody? Keith Ridgway, The Parts Dermot Bolger, The Journey Home Hugo Hamilton, Headbanger Keith Ridgway, The Parts Julia O'Faolain, No Country for Young Men All in the past__________________________________________ Edward Rutherfurd, Ireland Awakening Edward Rutherfurd, Ireland Awakeing Sean O'Casey, I Knock at the Door Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green Frank Delaney, Ireland Kathleen Clarke, Revolutionary Woman Orna Ross, Lovers' Hollow Gabriel Duffy, Sham to Rock: Growing up in forties and fifties Dublin J.P.Donleavy, J.P.Donleavy's Ireland Enda Mullen, 'St Patrick's Day Dublin'