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Voices of Ireland: Classic Writings of a Rich and Rare Land

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The Irish are renowned for their ability to tell a good story, and if there's one thing better than a well-told tale, it's a baker's dozen of them.This marvelous anthology edited by Malachy McCourt collects fiction, poetry, and essays by a variety of esteemed Irish writers over three centuries. From Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" to Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Readin ...more
Paperback, 1136 pages
Published January 19th 2004 by Running Press (first published 2002)
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Ana
I think I prefer Malachy McCourt as a critic and historian rather than an autobiographer. This book comes with excellent and very useful notes, comments and background, without that interrupting the reading or upsetting the reader in any way. A great case for Irish literature and history without too much intervention by the editor (as it is not needed, as Irish lit fans already know).
Paul Bauer
The individual selections are fine but I'm not sure why the publisher included so many longer works that are readily available elsewhere.
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Malachy Gerard McCourt is an Irish-American actor, writer and politician. He was the 2006 Green party candidate for governor in New York State, losing to the Democratic candidate Eliot Spitzer. He is the younger brother of Frank McCourt.

Malachy McCourt also wrote two memoirs titled A Monk Swimming and Singing my Him Song, detailing his life in Ireland and later return to the United States where de
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