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The Ulick O'Connor Diaries 1970-1981 By Ulick O'Connor

The Ulick O'Connor Diaries 1970-1981

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In these diaries, Ulick O'Connor takes the reader into the heart of Irish life during the 1970s and early 1980s, evoking the streets and bars of Dublin, the world of Abbey Theatre and Gate Theatre as well as the atmosphere and talk of the great Anglo-Irish country houses such as Tullynally.
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The Ulick O'Connor Diaries 1970-1981 by Ulick O'Connor

The old tradition of the literary stroller, whose imagination fed on the passing crowd, still survived in the intimate atmosphere of Dublin in the 1970s and 1980s. In these diaries writer Ulick O'Connor takes us into the heart of Irish life in that period, evoking the streets and bars of Dublin with their now legendary characters, the world of the Abbey Theatre and that of the Gate Theatre of Michale MacLiammoir. Ulick O'Connor recreates the atmosphere and talk of the Anglo-Irish country houses such as Lexlip Castle and Tullynally, where he often stayed as a guest of the Guinnesses and the Longfords. He also reveals the secret part he played as a go-between for the Taoiseach, Jack Lynch.;O'Connor though doesn't just look at the Irish, he considers the international stage. He is well-known on both sides of the Atlantic as an award-winning playwright, poet and biographer, he has also written columns for the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times. His diaries show him to be an inveterate traveller.In New York he makes friends with Viva, the star of Andy Warhol's infamous Blue Movie, he talks to Robert Kennedy and witnesses the anti-Vietnam protests and the growth of the Civil Rights movement. In London he appears on Wogan, in Tangiers he dines with Alec Waugh and Paul Bowles, and in Stockholm he plays a practical joke on Edna O'Brien that unhappily misfires. Ulick O'Connor's diaries are funny and entertaining, gossipy and a good read.

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'these diaries are alive with revealing, smoky vignettes from Dublin to Manhattan, London to Tangier.' -- The Irish Times 20040110

About Ulick O'Connor


Ulick O'Connor's books include Oliver St John Gogarty, Brendan Behan and the much-praised Celtic Dawn, a portrait of the Irish literary renaissance. His one-man shows have been staged at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and in Britain, Europe and the United States. His Irish Civil War play Execution was described by the Evening Standard as 'dynamite', his play Joycity by the New York Times as 'supreme', and his translation of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal was hailed by a President of the French Academy as 'the best so far, a recreation of a new poem'. He is an authority on the Japanese Noh play and a keen social observer, and has been a champion boxer, a record-breaking pole-vaulter and a first-class rugby player. He lives in Dublin.

Table of Contents


1970;1971;1972;1973;1974;1975;1977 and Decmber 1077 - January 1978, Tangiers; 1978;1980-1981. Appendices: table-talk of Eoin O'Mahony ("The Pope"); requiem for a nanny.

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GOR005181872
The Ulick O'Connor Diaries 1970-1981 by Ulick O'Connor
Ulick O'Connor
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Murray Press
2001-03-20
320
0719556732
9780719556739
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