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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm.

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"There are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy." The New York Times Book Review

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"It is one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." V. S. Naipul

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"Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all." Dorothy Parker, Esquire

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm. "Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all."--Dorothy Parker, Esquire

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Jill Bellrose, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Jill Bellrose)
Found a used copy of "The Ginger Man" at Powells and enjoyed it so much (who knew it's one of the top 100 of many "must-read" lists?)I'm reading all of Donleavy's work. So funny, articulate, quirky. The guy is a treasure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802137951
Author:
Donleavy, James Patrick
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Donleavy, J. P.
Author:
Donleavy, James Patrick
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Students
Subject:
Rogues and vagabonds
Subject:
American students
Subject:
Dublin
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Americans - Ireland
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Donleavy, J. P.
Series Volume:
no. 99-31
Publication Date:
20010301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

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Product details 352 pages Grove Press - English 9780802137951 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy." The New York Times Book Review
"Review" by , "It is one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has."
"Review" by , "Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all."
"Synopsis" by ,
First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm. "Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all."--Dorothy Parker, Esquire
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