St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin

  • Title: St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin
  • Author: Thomas McGonigle
  • ISBN: 9780268035389
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • St Patrick s Day another day in Dublin On Saint Patrick s Day an Irish American writer visiting Dublin takes a day trip around the city and muses on death sex lost love Irish immigrant history and his younger days as a student in Euro
    On Saint Patrick s Day, an Irish American writer visiting Dublin takes a day trip around the city and muses on death, sex, lost love, Irish immigrant history, and his younger days as a student in Europe Like James Joyce s Ulysses, Thomas McGonigle s award winning novel St Patrick s Day takes place on a single day, combining a stream of consciousness narrative with masterOn Saint Patrick s Day, an Irish American writer visiting Dublin takes a day trip around the city and muses on death, sex, lost love, Irish immigrant history, and his younger days as a student in Europe Like James Joyce s Ulysses, Thomas McGonigle s award winning novel St Patrick s Day takes place on a single day, combining a stream of consciousness narrative with masterful old fashion storytelling, which samples the literary histories of both Ireland and America and the worlds they influence St Patrick s Day relies on an interior monologue to portray the narrator s often dark perceptions and fantasies his memories of his family in Patchogue, New York, and of the women in his life and his encounters throughout the day, as well as many years ago, with revelers, poets, African students, and working class Dubliners Thomas McGonigle s novel is a brilliant portrait of the uneasy alliance between the Irish and Irish Americans, the result of the centuries old diaspora and immigration, which left unsettled the mysteries of origins and legacy St Patrick s Day is a rollicking pub crawl through multi sexual contemporary Dublin, a novel full of passion, humor, and insight, which makes the reader the author s accomplice, a witness to his heartfelt memorial to the fraught love affair between ancestors and generations McGonigle tells the stories both countries need to hear This particular St Patrick s Day is an unforgettable one This is first rate prose From the evidence of both this book and his previously published novel, The Corpse Dream of N Petkov, we realize we are in the presence of a great novelist in Thomas McGonigle He puts a certain period of Dublin literary history before our eyes with freshness and honesty Not only that but by his skillful use of modernist techniques he gives the Irish Novel a long outstanding and much deserved kick up the arse into the twenty first century I praise the work mightily Nuala N Dhomhnaill, Ireland Chair of Poetry and former Ireland Professor of Poetry A retrospective portrait of a young Irish American in Dublin, St Patrick s Day combines the acute vision of the best fictional memoirs from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean It has both Edward Dahlberg s acid lucidity and the caustic tone of A Fan s Notes by Frederick Exley I make mention of these two uncommon American writers because Thomas McGonigle ranges with the lone rangers, the unique writers Juli n R os, author of Larva and The House of Ulysses Thomas McGonigle is a second story man called Lamont Cranston He is the shadow figure who winkles out the secrets that lie in the dark hearts of men And what better ground to work than the dark city of Dublin, and what better meretricious myth and all the crap that goes with it than the myth of St Patrick s Holy Ireland Never in the history of the Western world has there been such a bogus state Heinrich B ll famously declared, Out on the Atlantic verge lies the beating heart of Europe What he forgot to say was that heart is worn, tattered, and badly in need of a triple bypass, one for each of the leaves on that shamrock, the symbol of this land of benighted hypocrisy James McCourt, author of Mawrdew Czgowchwz, Queer Street, and Time Remaining

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    1. On his blog THE ABC OF READING, Tom McGonigle recently posted a superb review of ST PATRICK’S DAY, by George O’Brien from the Dublin Review of Books:abcofreading/2016 O’Brien talks about McGonigle’s “commitment to the indivisibility of matter and manner”— that’s very exact & an excellent place to begin with this novel & the oeuvre as a whole. I’d stress the fierceness of that commitment & the convictions trailing in its wake: the skepticism if not downright hostilit [...]

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    2. Intriguing style and I cannot wait to talk to the author about his creative decisions.

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