The Ginger Man; A Play; with an Introduction, What They Did in Dublin

By: Donleavy, J.P.

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[minimal shelfwear to bottom edge, otherwise a nice clean tight copy; jacket a little edgeworn, small hole in rear panel, an even smaller hole at the rear hinge, light browning to spine]. Donleavy's play, based on his novel, which was a big hit in London but was critically savaged when in played in Dublin, thus occasioning the author's introductory account how badly things had gone. (The introduction is subtitled "An account of the closing of The Ginger Man in Dublin.") Some choice quotes from the Dublin reviews, which Donleavy rather gleefully reproduces in their entirety: "a sordid and repulsive evening in the theatre"; "the most tasteless, trivial and empty play that I have yet seen"; "one of the most nauseating plays ever to appear on a Dublin stage"; "all dull and dreary with a touch of the disgusting."

Title: The Ginger Man; A Play; with an Introduction, What They Did in Dublin

Author: Donleavy, J.P.

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1961)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 23964