Brian Keenan

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  • Arrow Books

  • Paru le : 17/04/2001
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While held hostage by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen in Beirut, Brian Keenan was visited and sustained by the presence of Turlough O'Carolan - the legendary blind Irish harper of the seventeenth century. This novel is thus a re-creation of an extraordinary historical story and also, obliquely, a parallel life - another life imprisoned, shaped by the dark. Narrated largely by O'Carolan from his death-bed, Turlough powerfully brings to life a lost Ireland of famine and disease, eviction and oppression. Stalking through the broken and dispossessed comes Turlough O'Carolan, the musical prodigy, blinded by smallpox and now an itinerant harper, lauded by aristocracy and a hero to his people. His Rabelaisian desire for drink and women is counter-pointed by his artistic struggle towards the great music and some kind of inner peace.
  • Date de parution : 17/04/2001
  • Editeur : Arrow Books
  • ISBN : 0-09-947431-X
  • EAN : 9780099474319
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 332 pages
  • Poids : 0.26 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 2,2 cm

Biographie de Brian Keenan

Brian Keenan was born in Belfast in 1950. He has degrees in English and Anglo-Irish Literature, and has worked as a teacher and in community development. After joining the staff at Beirut University, he was taken hostage in 1986. Following his release, four-and-a-half years later, he wrote the best-selling account of his imprisonment, An Evil Cradling, which won the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Non-Fiction, the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize and the Time-Life PEN Award in 1993. He also co-wrote, with John McCarthy, an account of their journey to Chile, Between Extremes (1999). Brian Keenan lives outside Dublin with his wife and two children.

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