The Green Fool

Author(s): Patrick Kavanagh

Literary Fiction | Vintage Fiction

Time hardly mattered in the village of Mucker, the birthplace of poet and writer Patrick Kavanagh. Full of wry humour, Kavanagh's unsentimental and evocative account of his Irish rural upbringing describes a patriarchal society surviving on the edge of poverty, sustained by the land and an insatiable love of gossip. There are tales of schoolboy skirmishes, blackberrying and night-time salmon-poaching; of country weddings and fairs, of political banditry and religious pilgrimages; and of farm-work in the fields and kicking mares. Kavanagh's experiences inspired him to write poetry which immortalized a fast-disappearing way of life and brought him recognition as one of Ireland's great poets.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140040050
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.170097
  • : January 1975
  • : 1 Inches X 1 Inches X 1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick Kavanagh
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 264