That Special Place: New World Irish Stories

3.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781931236331: That Special Place: New World Irish Stories

Nonfiction stories about Irish music.

In a voice that "delivers both respect and irreverence with convincing authority," Terence Winch gives us "a world--two worlds in fact--his parents' New York immigrant Irish life in the '30's,'40's, and '50's, and the bubbling, eventful confusion of growing up as an artist on the East Coast from the late '60's on. These worlds are joined at the heart by music. And we are as close (as they say in the old Irish poem) to 'the music of what happens' as we are likely to get."--Charles Fanning.

A noted poet, musician, and fiction-writer, Winch establishes a witty and yet austere presence in prose that is clean, clear, and utterly engrossing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

The CD compilation of my own compositions, When New York Was Irish: Songs & Tunes by Terence Winch, includes many of the pieces that are mentioned in That Special Place.

See my blog posts and essays on the Best American Poetry site:
thebestamericanpoetry.typepad.com/the_best_american_poetry/terence_winch/

From the Back Cover:

"One voice, one voice" is the shout when distracting sounds interrupt a party piece.  And Terence Winch, master of poetry, prose, song, and the button accordion, has a voice unique and memorable to which we do well to attend.  It's a voice clean, clear, funny and austere, one that delivers both respect and irreverence with utterly convincing authority. Terry is as generous as his father was in giving things away.  What he gives us in this book is a world--two worlds in fact--his parents' New York immigrant Irish life in the '30s, '40s, and '50s, and the bubbling, eventful confusion of growing up as an artist on the East Coast from the late '60s on. These worlds are joined at the heart by music.  And we are as close (as they say in the old Irish poem) to "the music of what happens" as we are likely to get.
--Charles Fanning

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Winch, Terence
Published by Hanging Loose Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 193123633X ISBN 13: 9781931236331
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hanging Loose Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11193123633X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Winch, Terence
Published by Hanging Loose Press
ISBN 10: 193123633X ISBN 13: 9781931236331
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hanging Loose Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 193123633X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0933339

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds