Travel and Topography Books

Keneally, Thomas: Now and in time to be - Ireland and the Irish (15511)

Flamingo 1992
8vo paperback 198 pages. Short minor crease to front cover o/w VG++ 200 gms
(Order reference 15511)

From the furthest rim of the Irish diaspora, Thomas Keneally - Australian Booker Prize-winning author, of Irish descent - returns to his spiritual homeland. The result is both an unforgettable journey rich in observation of his own deeply personal view of Ireland today: an attempt to unpack his 'baggage of myths picked up from ancestors and other and match them against the ambiguous late twentieth-century reality'. Between Cork, Ulster and Dublin, history reverberates and persists, and modern Ireland presents its ironies and contradictions. This book is a sometimes poetic, sometimes proud and always thoughtful evocation of Ireland in all its glory and complexity.