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Great Irish Drinking Stories

(2002)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Ireland's drinking culture has been exported around the world and given the Irish a reputation as an entertaining and talkative nation. It has been an inspiration for Ireland's other great exports - her writers. From James Joyce, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan to Roddy Doyle and Patrick McCabe all have written about drinking and its effects, the stuff of life and the sometimes troubling consequences. Irish revelry is included, wakes and weddings, city bars and country pubs, the craic and the ceilidh in a round of twenty-five stories that celebrate drink and drinking. Travel around the most celebrated fictional pubs in Irish literature, attend memorable wakes, listen to the legendary drinkers who hold court at the bar and spin the most spellbinding tales you're ever likely to hear. Great Irish Drinking Stories spills over with wit, imagination, and the appetite for life that you'll find in any Irish pub.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Great Irish Drinking Stories
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 0-7607-4026-7 / 978-0-7607-4026-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books, NY
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Irish Drinking Stories
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 0-285-63659-6 / 978-0-285-63659-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press
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