Tarry Flynn
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Tarry Flynn

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He did not ask things to have a meaning or to tell a story. To be was the only story

A semi-autobiographical novel from the author of The Green Fool and The Great Hunger

A man's mother can be a terrible burden sometimes. For Tarry Flynn - poet, farmer and lover-from-afar of beautiful young virgins - the responsibility of family, farm, poetic inspiration and his own unyielding lust is a heavy one. The only solution is to rise above all - or escape over the nearest horizon.

Patrick Kavanagh's Tarry Flynn is an idyllic and beautifully evocative account of life as it was lived in Ireland in the 1930s.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11mm | 145g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141183616
  • 9780141183619
  • 114,937

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A work of art * Irish Times *
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About Patrick Kavanagh

One of the major figures in the modern Irish poetic canon, Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) was a post-colonial poet who released Anglo-Irish verse from its prolonged obsession with history, ethnicity and national politics. His poetry, written in an uninhibited vernacular style, focused on the 'common and banal' aspects of contemporary life.
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Rating details

244 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 30% (73)
4 38% (92)
3 25% (62)
2 5% (13)
1 2% (4)
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