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Poor Mouth, the (1941) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Poor Mouth relates the story of one Bonaparte O'Coonassa, born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland equally renowned for its beauty and the abject poverty of its residents. Potatoes constitute the basis of his family's daily fare, and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs. A scathing satire on the Irish, this work brought down on the author's head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in 1941.

Original title: An Béal Bocht
Original languages: Other


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: The Poor Mouth: A Story about the Hard Life

The Poor Mouth: A Story about the Hard Life (1964)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Patrick Power
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The Poor Mouth: A Story about the Hard Life (March 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Normal, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564780910
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in
Pages: 128

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