A journey to the heartland of today's Ireland, its people and politicians, Jiving at the Crossroads marks a radical new departure in Irish writing. Cutting to the very core of the unresolved struggles that haunt the Irish psyche -- the past and the present, between the urban and the rural -- Irish Times columnist John Waters creates a uniquely personal insight into the dilemmas faced by a whole gerneration born since de Valera's vision of comely lads and lasses dancing at the crossroads.
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John Waters has been a respected columnist with The Irish Times for over twenty years. As well as Jiving at the Crossroads (Blackstaff, 1991) his books include Race of Angels: Ireland and the Genesis of U2 (Blackstaff/Fourth Estate, 1994); An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Ireland (Duckworth, 1997); and Feckers: 50 People who Fecked Up Ireland (Constable, 2010).Review :
"...a majestic book..." -- Diarmaid Ferriter "...a seminal book..." -- Eamon Dunphy "This book is autobiographical, political, subjective, detached - and utterly fascinating in its insights and conclusions" -- Brendan Kennelly "An honest, funny, courageous book... the writer has indeed a heart with considerable idealism and passion... both calm and outrageous, funny and serious, mild and brave. Jiving at the Crossroads is one of the liveliest and most incisive books I've read this year. The book is shot through with a sense of excited and exciting discovery of many things and people... John Waters is one of the most credible and refreshing of all Irish journalists" -- Brendan Kennelly Irish Times "This is a splendid book, warm, eloquent and calmly intelligent, as easy and rewarding a read as anything published recently in Ireland. It combines political analysis, polemical essay, personal reminiscence and recapitulation of pieces published in the past... marvellously evocative of an era drawing to a close... This is the best book about Fianna Fail published in recent years, and by a mile the best-written. A lot of it is funny, but mostly it's very sad" -- Eamonn McCann Sunday Tribune
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Description du livre Blackstaff Pr, 1991. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0856404780
Description du livre Blackstaff Pr, 1992. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0856404780