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Sean O'Casey

By: Benstock, Bernard

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4693


This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. This volume treats in detail the best known and best loved of the Irish playwrights, bringing to bear on its famous subject contemporary critical insights, attitudes and techniques. The author analyzes concisely the plot, character, and action of most of O'Casey's major dramatic works. View more info

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The Meat Eaters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1992

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3100


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Collins on the title page! The 1st UK edition (true 1st Edition) of the young Irish author's debut collection of short stories. His richly surreal style is borrowed from fact and fiction, descended from writers such as Joyce, Beckett, O'Brien, but still in the end unique. His stories are about Ireland, about the Irish as they are and as they would like to be imagined. View more info

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The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1993

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3101


This is the first US edition and has been SIGNED by Michael Collins on the title page. This title was previously published as "The Meat Eaters" (London: Jonathan Cape 1992). The Irish author's debut collection of short stories. Kirkus Reviews says of it "Collin's...fascinating...stories share a sense of Ireland's darker passions and its natives' fiery involvement with Catholicism, alcohol, violence, and revolution. His heroes are hardly pure...but they may, ... View more info

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The Meat Eaters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1992

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4064


A copy of the Uncorrected Proof of the 1st UK edition (true 1st Edition) of the young Irish author’s debut collection of short stories. This copy has been inscribed "To ........ Thanks for Everything and SIGNED Michael Collins" on the reverse side of the front cover. His richly surreal style is borrowed from fact and fiction, descended from writers such as Joyce, Beckett, O’Brien, but still in the end unique. His stories are about Ireland, about the Irish a... View more info

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Penguin Book of Irish Fiction

By: Colm Toibin

Price: $150.00  $135.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 7487


This massive (1,085 pages) volume has been SIGNED on the title page by its editor - Colm Toibin! "The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction" represents the entire canon of Irish fiction in English from Jonathan Swift, born in 1667, to Emma Donoghue, born in 1969. In his comprehensive introduction, Colm Toibin describes the particular difficulties faced by Irish writers before the twentieth century, which gave rise to forms of fiction that were strikingly different from ... View more info

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Peadar O'Donnell

By: Freyer, Grattan

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4691


This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. This volume treats in detail one of Ireland's most colorful and flamboyant characters, Peador O'Donnell, who was born in County Donegal in 1893. "The greatest agitator of his generation" is how the American historian of the IRA, Bowyer Bell, described him in "The Secret Army". But he also wrote six fine novels shrewdly mirroring life in remote rural Ireland, often under the sha... View more info

Yahoo Yarns

By: Furey, Kieran

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Curraghroe, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, Furey Publications: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5565


This copy has been SIGNED by Kieran Fury on the title page. From the author's foreward "In spite of its very odd name, this book is intended as a collection of eight serious short stories. Five are set in Latin AMerica, and one each in India, Greece and England. View more info

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She Loved Me Once

By: Goran, Lester

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Kent, OH, Kent State University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4694


The author's second collection of stories - following his New York Times Notable Book "Tales From the Irish Club". This second collection also centers around a group of men and women in an Irish-American enclave in Pittsburgh, primarilly during the years surrounding World War II, but extending at times into the eighties. View more info

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Standish O'Grady

By: Marcus, Phillip L.

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4692


This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. "Standish O'Grady" is a short critical analysis of one of the most important but least known figures in modern Irish literature. A highly versatile writer, he produced volumes of history, legend, romance, drama, and political theory, as well as doing newspaper leaders and editing a weekly literary review. View more info

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More Bread or I'll Appear

By: Martin, Emer

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1296


This copy has been SIGNED by Emer Martin on the title page. Young Irish author's 2nd novel - published to strong reviews including special mention in the New York Times Book Review. A sharp-witted novel about an Irish family struggling to stay connected despite geographical and emotional distance. Her first novel "Breakfast in Babylon", first published in Dublin, was named Ireland's Best Book of 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writers' Week. View more info

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Breakfast In Babylon

By: Martin, Emer

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Wolfhound: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4063


True First Edition of the author's first book published by Wolfhound Press in Dublin. Named Ireland's Best Book of 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writer's Week. A beautiful copy of the author's debut work - a scarce title in the "true" first edition. Colum McCann has said of it "Amid all the very real violence and pain comes a spectacular sedative of language, humor and hope." View more info

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Breakfast in Babylon

By: Martin, Emer

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Boston/NY, Mariner Books: 1997

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5804


This copy has been SIGNED by Emer Martin on the title page. The first US Printing of her debut work. Isolt is down but not out in Paris. She's a sharp-tongued Irish drifter witha fierce instinct for survival who falls into a darkly comic romance with Christopher, "the Hoodoo Man." Her first novel, it was named Ireland's Best Book of 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writers' Week and was nominated for the Irish Times Literature Prize. View more info

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Breakfast In Babylon

By: Martin, Emer

Price: $135.00  $121.50

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Wolfhound: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6215


This copy has been SIGNED by Emer Martin on the title page! True First Edition of the author's first book published by Wolfhound Press in Dublin. Named Ireland's Best Book of 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writer's Week (Sticker Attached). A beautiful copy of the author's debut work - a scarce title in the "true" first edition. Colum McCann has said of it "Amid all the very real violence and pain comes a spectacular sedative of language, humor and hope.... View more info

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More Bread or I'll Appear

By: Martin, Emer

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6474


This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Emer Martin on the title page! Young Irish author's 2nd novel - published to strong reviews including special mention in the New York Times Book Review. A sharp-witted novel about an Irish family struggling to stay connected despite geographical and emotional distance. Her first novel "Breakfast in Babylon", first published in Dublin, was named Ireland's Best Book of 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writers' Week. View more info

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Everything In This Country Must

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, Metropolitan: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2682


This copy has been SIGNED by Colum McCann on the title page. A novella and two stories. This is his first book where the true first edition has been issued in the U.S. Described as a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, he turns here to the Troubles in Northern Ireland and delivers a collection of masterful short fiction - the one work to read on Northern Ireland. View more info

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Everything In This Country Must

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 2000

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5659


This copy has been SIGNED by Colum McCann on the title page! A novella and two stories. Described as a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, he turns here to the Troubles in Northern Ireland and delivers a collection of masterful short fiction - the one work to read on Northern Ireland. The US is the "true 1st edition" of this title but his previous works were all issued in the UK through Phoenix House. View more info

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This Side of Brightness

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6516


This copy has been SIGNED by Colum McCann. The true first edition of what many feel will be the talented author's breakthrough work, The story spans a period of seventy years, from the days when men dug beneath the East River to build the subways of New York, to a time when those very tunnels become home to the City's lost and drifting. View more info

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Dancer

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY, Metropolitan Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7377


This copy has been SIGNED by Colum McCann on the title page! The epic life and times of Rudolf Nureyev, reimagined in a dazzlingly inventive masterpiece. Boldly embellishing the biographical facts, McCann tells the story through a chorus of voices. Dustjacket praise from Frank McCourt, Jeffrey Lent, John Berger and Aleksandar Hemon who says "McCann writes as if the fate of the world depends on it. Worry not, the world is saved: 'Dancer' is a masterpiece." . While... View more info

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Sister (short story)

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, Analecta XVIII, Student Literary Journal of the University of Texas [1992].: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7644


"Sister," a short story, has been SIGNED by Colum McCann at his entry! Named as Winner of the National Book Award for 2009. This item is the first appearance of the author's first story in any literary journal. This predates its inclusion in "Fishing the Sloe-Black River" by two years. McCann was a student at the University of Texas at the time. Fine/Glossy Wraps. 7" X 10" in size. View more info

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Songdogs

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Metropolitan Books: 1995

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7648


This copy of "Songdogs" has been SIGNED by Colum McCann on the title page. This Irish author has been the Winner of the 1994 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for his short story collection, "Fishing the Sloe-Black River." This is the first American Edition of McCann's first novel - at once exuberant, lyrical, and controlled - about our unstilled need for love, and our inevitable return to the place we come from. The songdog - a Native American term for... View more info