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Transit (Irish Literature)

Share, Bernard

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ISBN 10: 1564785424 / ISBN 13: 9781564785428
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Title: Transit (Irish Literature)

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press


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Two men meet in an airport men's room ("Excuse me. But you're pissing on my foot.") sometime in the early 1990s in the Arabian Gulf. From this meeting, they proceed to get a bit drunk on bad liquor, discover a magical hidden room, get transported back to the Ireland of the late 1940s and '50s, rummage through memories of their days at Trinity College (though they apparently never knew each other), and fumble about like Laurel and Hardy trying to make a degree of sense of what's happening (or did happen) to them. As oblique and deliciously Irish as Joyce and Beckett, and drawing upon the time warps of Flann O'Brien, Bernard Share has composed an hallucinatory and comic romp through Ireland past and present.

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Bernard Share is a distinguished critic, writer and teacher. He is a former editor of Cara, the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine; the author of many books, including the bestselling The Emergency, a popular account of Irish life during World War II and the hilarious Inish, a novel originally published in 1966 and re-issued last year: Spike Milligan said on more than one occasion that it was the funniest book he had ever read. Bernard Share has been a lecturer in modern literature both in Ireland and Australia. The previous editions of Slanguage appeared to critical and commercial acclaim.

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