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Sean O'Casey, Benstock, Bernard
1 Benstock, Bernard Sean O'Casey
Lewisburg Bucknell University Press 1970 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters, Collins, Michael
2 Collins, Michael The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters
NY Random House 1993 0679420908 / 9780679420903 First American Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
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, in the end, be more innocent. An intriguing debut." 
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The Meat Eaters, Collins, Michael
3 Collins, Michael The Meat Eaters
London Jonathan Cape 1992 0224032151 / 9780224032155 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Meat Eaters , Collins, Michael
4 Collins, Michael The Meat Eaters
London Jonathan Cape 1992 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Fine  Wraps Signed by Author
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 as they are and as they would like to be imagined.  
Price: 85.00 USD
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Penguin Book of Irish Fiction, Colm Toibin
5 Colm Toibin Penguin Book of Irish Fiction
New York, New York Viking Press 2000 0670891088 / 9780670891085 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Editor
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 the classic French and English novels of the nineteenth century. In a culture where certain connections between the writer and reader - indeed between the individual and society itself - were absent, it was Gothic literature, with its menacing visions of crumbling houses and discontented peasants that flourished. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Peadar O'Donnell , Freyer, Grattan
6 Freyer, Grattan Peadar O'Donnell
Lewisburg Bucknell University Press 1973 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
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 shadow of "the Troubled Times."  
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Furey, Kieran Yahoo Yarns
Curraghroe, Co. Roscommon, Ireland Furey Publications 1988 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
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.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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She Loved Me Once, Goran, Lester
8 Goran, Lester She Loved Me Once
Kent, OH Kent State University Press 1997 0873385764 / 9780873385763 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Standish O'Grady , Marcus, Phillip L.
9 Marcus, Phillip L. Standish O'Grady
Lewisburg Bucknell University Press 1970 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
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.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Breakfast In Babylon, Martin, Emer
10 Martin, Emer Breakfast In Babylon
Dublin, Ireland Wolfhound 1995 0863274838 / 9780863274831 First Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original 
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." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Breakfast in Babylon, Martin, Emer
11 Martin, Emer Breakfast in Babylon
Boston/NY Mariner Books 1997 0395875951 / 9780395875957 First American Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Breakfast In Babylon, Martin, Emer
12 Martin, Emer Breakfast In Babylon
Dublin, Ireland Wolfhound 1995 0863274838 / 9780863274831 First Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
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." 
Price: 135.00 USD
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More Bread or I'll Appear, Martin, Emer
13 Martin, Emer More Bread or I'll Appear
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1999 0395918715 / 9780395918715 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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More Bread or I'll Appear, Martin, Emer
14 Martin, Emer More Bread or I'll Appear
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1999 0395918715 / 9780395918715 First Edition/First Printing Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Dancer, McCann, Colum
15 McCann, Colum Dancer
NY Metropolitan Books 2003 0805067922 / 9780805067927 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
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 copyrighted 2003 - this edition preceeds that of the UK as it became available in December 2002. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Dried Apples (a poem), McCann, Colum
16 McCann, Colum Dried Apples (a poem)
Austin, TX Analecta XVII, the Student Literary Journal of the University of Texas [1991]. 1991 First Edition/First Printing Trade Paperback Fine Wraps Signed by Author
This item has been SIGNED by Colum McCann at his entry! "Dried Apples" is a four page poem by Colum McCann who has gained stature as a literary figure over the last few years. The author's first work published in a literary magazine. This was published while McCann was a student at the University of Texas. First Edition. Fine/Glossy Wraps 7"X10" in size. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Everything In This Country Must, McCann, Colum
17 McCann, Colum Everything In This Country Must
NY Metropolitan 2000 0805063986 / 9780805063981 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Everything In This Country Must, McCann, Colum
18 McCann, Colum Everything In This Country Must
London Phoenix House 2000 1897580398 / 9781897580394 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Fishing the Sloe Black River, McCann, Colum
19 McCann, Colum Fishing the Sloe Black River
London, UK Phoenix House 1995 1857992156 / 9781857992151 First UK Paperback Edition/First Printi Trade Paperback Fine Trade Paperback Signed by Author
This copy of the First UK Paperback issue of "Fishing the Sloe-Black River" has been SIGNED by Colum McCann on the title page! Winner of the 1994 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. This collection of twelve short stories, set in Ireland and America - eloquent tales of exile and displacement - introduce an outstanding new voice in Irish writing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Sister (short story), McCann, Colum
20 McCann, Colum Sister (short story)
Austin, TX Analecta XVIII, Student Literary Journal of the University of Texas [1992]. 1992 First Edition/First Printing Trade Paperback Fine Wraps Signed by Author
"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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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