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The Resource Frank O'Connor : a life, Jim McKeon

Frank O'Connor : a life, Jim McKeon

Label
Frank O'Connor : a life
Title
Frank O'Connor
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Jim McKeon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hailed as one of the greatest short-story writers of all time, Frank O'Connor was also a poet, lecturer, linguist, playwright, broadcaster, critic and self-taught genius. His success is all the more remarkable given that he was born and brought up in the slums of Cork, his childhood characterised by poverty and sickness and his teenage years involved in the volunteer movement. After the War of Independence, he became Cork's first county librarian and it was then that his literary career truly began: as a librarian he was years ahead of his time, introducing poetry readings and musical gatherings. Eventually, though, he felt Cork could no longer satisfy his thirst for literature and so, in 1928, he went to Dublin. There he became great friends with W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory and the acclaimed George Russell among others." "After the unprecedented success of his first book, Guests of the Nation, O'Connor was unstoppable. As well as writing plays, short stories and poetry, he continued his library work and took on the role of managing director of the Abbey Theatre at the age of only thirty-three. He continued to write, even when illness and exhaustion forced him to give up everything else. Much of what he wrote was banned due to the draconian Irish censorship laws, and finally he decided to broaden his horizons and go to America; there his success was huge but shortlived: illness forced his return to Ireland for good, and he died there in 1966."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKeon, Jim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, Irish
  • Ireland
  • O'Connor, Frank
Label
Frank O'Connor : a life, Jim McKeon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40682220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
192 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781840180824
Lccn
99175835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Frank O'Connor : a life, Jim McKeon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40682220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
192 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781840180824
Lccn
99175835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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