The Bodhrán Makers

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Brandon, 1986 - Fiction - 353 pages
This powerful and poignant novel provides John,B. Keane with a passport to the highest levels,of Irish literature.' - Irish Press,The Bodhran Makers' is a tale that goes straight,to the heart - the heart of the reader as well as,the heart of the matter. Keane gets beneath the,skin of Irish culture, past and present, and,provides a view tourists will never see',#NAME?

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Poverty and the Church-led attack on Celtic traditions force 1950's Irish farmers into exile—in a rich, poignant if occasionally heavy-handed novel (first published in 1986 in Ireland) from Keane ... Read full review

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If you're in the market for a marvelous literary nightcap and a glimpse of Ireland as we all imagine it once was, look no further than John B.'s "The Bodhran Makers". He spins such a grand yarn that ... Read full review

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John B. Keane was born in Ireland on July 21, 1928. He attended St. Michael's College, Listowel. By 1945, he was apprenticed to a chemist in Listowel. He eventually took over a small public house and began to write. During his lifetime, he published 46 works including Sive, The Field, Big Maggie, The Streets and Other Poems, Sharon's Grave, Letters of a Matchmaker, Hut 42, Moll, and Durango. In 1999 he won the first Irish PEN Award for Literature. Keane died from prostate cancer on May 30, 2002 at the age of 73.

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