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Classics Book Discussion: The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
The next book we will discuss is a classic of the 1950s, The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy.
The book has sold 45 million copies world-wide and has never been out of print. It was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library in 1998.
First published in Paris in 1955, the book is set in Dublin in post-war 1947. Upon its publication, the book was banned in Ireland and the U.S. by reason of obscenity.
Donleavy is seen by critics as one of the post-war greats, in the company of Hemingway, Steinbeck and DosPassos. Donleavy died recently at age 91.
Kari at Yankee Bookshop is working to scrounge up some used copies.