First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm. "Lusty, violent, wildly funny ... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all."--Dorothy Parker, Esquire
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J. P. Donleavy was born in New York City in 1926 and educated there and at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of ten novels, including The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B; A Fairy Tale of New York; The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman; Leila; and A Singular Man. He makes his home on the shores of Lough Owel in Ireland.Review:
"Lusty, violent, wildly funny . . . The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all." -- Dorothy Parker
"It is one of the books that reveal their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." -- V. S. Naipaul
"Nasty and lyrical, a curse that sounds suspiciously like a prayer, this outlandish hybrid of Irish-American letters is still armed and dangerous after thirty years. Sebastian Dangerfield, the lecherous, treacherous, larcenous, and thoroughly charming Ginger Man, appears to be immortal as well as immoral." -- Jay McInerney
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