By J. P. Donleavy
‘In this e-book of brief items Donleavy has given us the lyric poems to compliment his epics. they're just about all elegies – unhappy songs of decayed wish, sour little jitterbuggings of an exasperated soul, with barracuda bites of lacerating humour he brings blood-red into the grey of destiny. those tales and sketches flow among Europe and the USA, ny and Dublin and London. the US is usually the spoiled paradise, the land of the curdled milk and maggoty honey. where that used to get you after all, yet that now does it within the beginning.’ Newsweek
‘The tales are fast, imaginitive, attractive and humorous, and no modern author is healthier than J. P. Donleavy at his best.’ the hot Yorker
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