From the Great Blasket to America

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Klappentext A first-person saga! recounting one man's life but relating the experience of many. Mike Carney! the oldest living native Blasket Islander! left in 1937 to seek a better future in Dublin and eventually America. This memoir is the last of a long line of books written by Blasket Islanders! incl Tomas O'Crohan! Micheal O'Sulleabhain and Peig Sayers. Zusammenfassung A first-person saga! recounting one man's life but relating the experience of many. Mike Carney! the oldest living native Blasket Islander! left in 1937 to seek a better future in Dublin and eventually America. This memoir is the last of a long line of books written by Blasket Islanders! incl Tomas O'Crohan! Micheal O'Sulleabhain and Peig Sayers.

Autorentext

Mike Carney (Micheal O Cearna) knew little English when he traveled to the mainland at 16 to work as a bar man in Dublin. He wrote an Irish language column for The Irish Press while in Dublin. In Springfield MA he worked as a store manager and as a security officer. He was president of the John Boyle O'Reilly Club for 16 years and helped to create the Blasket Island Centre (Dunquin). He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in Celtic literature from the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2009, honoring a lifelong devotion to preserving the language and culture of his native place. Gerald Hayes is married to Mike's daughter Maureen.



Klappentext

A first-person saga, recounting one man's life but relating the experience of many. Mike Carney, the oldest living native Blasket Islander, left in 1937 to seek a better future in Dublin and eventually America. This memoir is the last of a long line of books written by Blasket Islanders, incl Tomas O'Crohan, Micheal O'Sulleabhain and Peig Sayers.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
From the Great Blasket to America
Untertitel
The Last Memoir By an Islander
Autor
EAN
9781848891654
ISBN
978-1-84889-165-4
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
The Collins Press
Genre
Politik, Gesellschaft & Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten
220
Gewicht
248g
Größe
H200mm x B127mm x T18mm
Jahr
2013
Untertitel
Englisch
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