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Sean O'Casey

By: Benstock, Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4693

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Meat Eaters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1992

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3100

ISBN: 0224032151

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1993

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3101

ISBN: 0679420908

Condition: Fine


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." View more info

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The Meat Eaters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1992

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4064

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Penguin Book of Irish Fiction

By: Colm Toibin

Price: $150.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 7487

ISBN: 0670891088

Condition: Fine


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 an... View more info

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What Are You Like?

By: Enright, Anne

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9187

ISBN: 0871138166

Condition: Fine


This copy of "What Are You Like?" has been SIGNED by Anne Enright on the title page! Anne Enright is one of Ireland's most exciting new writers, a beguiling story-teller of warm humor and wry lyricism. Here she gives us her American debut, a novel of fierce bonds of origin and the connections and disjunctions of family that will establish her as a wise, fresh voice in fiction. View more info

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Peadar O'Donnell

By: Freyer, Grattan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4691

Condition: 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." View more info

Yahoo Yarns

By: Furey, Kieran

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5565

Condition: Fine


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

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4694

ISBN: 0873385764

Condition: 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. View more info

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Standish O'Grady

By: Marcus, Phillip L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4692

Condition: 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. View more info

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More Bread or I'll Appear

By: Martin, Emer

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1296

ISBN: 0395918715

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Wolfhound: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 4063

ISBN: 0863274838

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: Boston/NY, Mariner Books: 1997

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5804

ISBN: 0395875951

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Wolfhound: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6215

ISBN: 0863274838

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6474

ISBN: 0395918715

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: NY, Metropolitan: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2682

ISBN: 0805063986

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 2000

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5659

ISBN: 1897580398

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6516

ISBN: 1897580193

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: NY, Metropolitan Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7377

ISBN: 0805067922

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Songdogs

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Metropolitan Books: 1995

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7648

ISBN: 0805041044

Condition: Fine


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 coyote - is a symbol of stpry-telling, and a fitting title for McCann's powerful narrative. View more info

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Fishing the Sloe Black River

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, UK, Phoenix House: 1995

Edition: First UK Paperback Edition/First Printi

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7649

ISBN: 1857992156

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Dried Apples (a poem)

By: McCann, Colum

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Analecta XVII, the Student Literary Journal of the University of Texas [1991].: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7867

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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At Weddings And Wakes

By: McDermott, Alice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1566

ISBN: 0374106746

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Alice McDermott on the title page! This novel tells the bittersweet, lovable, all-too-human story of an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island through the eyes of its youngest members, two sisters and a brother. View more info

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Charming Billy

By: McDermott, Alice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, FSG.: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3895

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Alice McDermott on the title page. The National Book Award Winner for fiction in 1998. The author's fourth novel - resonant with voices - in this case, the voices of its voluble, bereaved characters, united in their efforts to understand the life and tragic death of their much-beloved Billy Lynch. View more info

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Child of My Heart

By: McDermott, Alice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3936

ISBN: 0374121230

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Alice McDermott on the title page. The author's haunting new work of fiction-her first since the best-selling "Charming Billy", winner of the 1998 National Book Award - a woman recalls her fifteenth summer with the wry and bittersweet wisdom of hindsight. A wonderful, charming book. View more info

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That Night

By: McDermott, Alice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4065

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Alice McDermott on the title page. The acclaimed author's second book - nominated for a National Book Award in 1987. From the front page of the New York Times Book Review - Splendid.a kind of elegy, to both childhood in suburbia and the childhood of suburbia .- View more info

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Charming Billy

By: McDermott, Alice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, FSG.: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4618

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Publisher's "Special Gift for the Bookseller" issued in a white wraparound cover with a special tipped-in Signature page SIGNED by Alice McDermott. There is also a letter from the publisher enclosed. The National Book Award Winner for fiction in 1998. The author's fourth novel - resonant with voices - in this case, the voices of its voluble, bereaved characters, united in their efforts to understand the life and tragic death of their much-beloved Billy Lynch. View more info

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Terrible Angel

By: McEvoy, Dermot

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Guilford, CT, The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3953

ISBN: 1585747424

Condition: Fine


This copy, with Publisher's Promo Materials laid-in, has been SIGNED by Dermot McEvoy on the title page. In "Terrible Angel", you will meet a cast of characters that entertains, sometimes frightens, and always amazes". Publishers Weekly (starred review) state "The great tradition of Irish-American literature welcomes a bright new light with this stunning first novel.McEvoy's meticulous depictions of the city's neighborhoods and characters reveal a deep knowledge and love of Gotham; the salty, witty dialogue expertly sparks the narrative as the pages surge toward their satisfyin... View more info

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Solace

By: McKeon, Belinda

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, UK, Picador: 2011

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7933

ISBN: 0330529846

Condition: Fine


This copy of the UK Edition has been SIGNED by Belinda McKeon on the title page! Fresh, sensitive and genuinely brave, Belinda McKeon is a startling new talent in the great Irish mould, and "Solace" is a work to be admired equally for its spare, intense lyricism as its range, understanding, and deeply compassionate portrayal of life as it is lived now. Winner of the 2011 Faber Prize and voted Irish Book of the Year, as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. View more info

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The World I Made For Her

By: Moran, Thomas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2116

ISBN: 1573220841

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Thomas Moran on the title page! The Washington Post calls ". a heart-rending love story[with] crisp, razor-sharp sentences.The world Moran creates is as tender as the imagined reality of his protagonist-always moving, never maudlin." A critically-acclaimed nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Prize. The young Irish author's reputation has continued to grow following his debut - The Man In The Box. View more info