Gogarty Was A Leading Figure In The Irish Literary Renaissance Of The Early Twentieth Century Whose Legendary Wit And Skills As A Raconteur Outshone His Considerable Accomplishments As A Writer And PoetWitty, Eccentric And Vastly Entertaining, This Is Gogarty S Second And Best Known Autobiographical Book Written With Passion And Keen Observation, It Paints A Vivid Portrait Of Dublin In The S It Is Peopled With An Extraordinary Cast Of Characters From The Cultural And Political Life Of The Time Who Were Gogarty S Personal Friends W B Yeats, James Joyce, George Moore, William Orpen, Lady Lavery, Augustus John, Arthur Griffith, Tim Healy And Michael Collins An interesting book Background knowledge of revolutionary Ireland in the early twenties is required to make sense of it all Gogarty tries too hard to show his erudition and his ponderous prose is interspersed with tiresome name dropping, bits of poetry and latin quotations Chapter twenty two contains a description of a drinking session with James Joyce in the snug of the The Bleeding Horse pub in Camden Street, Dublin and describes how Joyce slipped away to make notes of the witty exchanges Gogarty of course is immortalised as Buck Mulligan in Joyce s Ulysses.
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