Inishkillane By Hugh Brody, None. Inishkillane None

  • Title: Inishkillane
  • Author: Hugh Brody
  • ISBN: 9780571145829
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Inishkillane”

    1. This is a good outsiders sketch of the communities so commonly featured in the writings of John B Keane It s an enjoyable easy read, every page or two includes incidental quotes from other sources that augment the theme of each chapter The graphs and charts are well matched to the narrative and provide a good perspective What I did find unsettling was what wasn t talked about, nor even hinted at But I wouldn t be surprised that the very private home lives that the author described so well would [...]

    2. When Brody wrote this book, County Donegal, and most of the west of Ireland was poor and depressed Brody tells of this terrible time Young women and non inheriting farmers sons hung around the shop, determined not to marry until they migrated to the big city No sensible woman would marry a farmer s son who would inherit the farm The late marrying bachelor farmers, doomed to inherit the parental home, sat in an alcoholic haze staring through the bottom of a beer glass at a stagnant future on stag [...]

    3. Last one out, please turn off the lights I first read Hugh Brody s book twenty five years ago and thought it was excellent Having forgotten why I thought so, I recently decided to re read it Yes, it is an excellent book A few years back I also read his Maps and Dreams about an Indian people of northeastern British Columbia who stood in the way of a pipeline Like INISHKILLANE, that was a most sensitively written, imaginatively constructed book The present volume concerns the way of life and demor [...]

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