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Hard Life, the (1961) [Novel]
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Subtitled "An Exegesis of Squalor," The Hard Life is a sober farce from a master of Irish comic fiction. Set in Dublin at the turn of the century, the novel does involve squalor—illness, alcoholism, unemployment, bodily functions, crime, illicit sex—but also investigates such diverse topics as Church history, tightrope walking, and the pressing need for public toilets for ladies. The Hard Life is straight-faced entertainment that conceals in laughter its own devious and wicked satire by one of the best known Irish writers of the 20th century.

Original title: The Hard Life
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor

Edition #1: The Hard Life

The Hard Life (1961)
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Language: English

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The Hard Life (March 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Normal, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564781410
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in
Pages: 179

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