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Islanders Books

  • Autor: Peadar O'Donnell
  • Editor: The Mercier Press Ltd
  • Relaese Date: 01 June 2005
  • ISBN: 1856354725
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 126 pages
  • File Size: 27MB
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Description Islanders de Peadar O'Donnell:

Written by one of Ireland's greatest historical and literary figures, socialist, republican and novelist, Peader O'Donnell. 'Islanders' is an epic story of life in a small island community of Donegal.Islanders is a story of epic simplicity, of people who confront in their daily lives hunger, poverty and death.'Islanders would be worth reading merely as a description of the lives of the poor on a wild, barren and beautiful coast, on which two bucketfuls of winkles may be a considerable addition to the wealth of the home is also a piece of heroic literature and as we read it we can positively rejoice in the heroism of human beings who can force a living from the rocks and live in charity with one another among the uncharitable stones' - Robert Lynd. Peadar O'Donnell was born in Meenamore, Donegal in 1893 and trained as a teacher at St Patrick's College, Dublin. In 1918 he joined the staff of the ITGWU in Dublin and with the outbreak of the War of Independence he joined the IRA and quickly rose through the ranks. He took the republican side in the Civil War and was in the Dublin Four Courts with Liam Mellows and fellow republicans when they were attacked by the Free State Army. He escaped from Harepark Internment Camp, Kildare in March 1924.- The next year he published his first novel Storm (1925) which was followed by Islanders (1928), both of which depict the poverty on the Donegal seaboard. He went on to publish books like The Big Windows (1930), an autobiographical novel about his Civil War experiences entitled The Gates Flew Open (1932) and There Will Be Another Day (1963). In 1946 he became editor of The Bell, the most significant literary magazine in mid-20th century Ireland and remained its editor until it ceased publication in 1954. He died in 1986.


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