New PDF release: Pale Green Light Orange: A Portrait of Bourgeois Ireland,

By Niall Rudd

ISBN-10: 187467521X

ISBN-13: 9781874675211

the one baby of a middle-class Methodist couple in suburban Clontarf, Niall Rudd attended highschool, Dublin, 1936-9, Methodist collage, Belfast, 1939-46 (its floor ground sand-bagged, its home windows completely blacked out), and accomplished his experiences at Trinity university, Dublin, 1946-50. Suspended among numerous worlds-a Protestant in north Dublin; sole Southerner between Ulster-Scots in wartime Belfast; holiday-maker in Ballymoney, Wexford, the place the emergency' and petrol-rationing preserves an idyll of repose; and member of a faculty reworked via the unforeseen cosmopolitanism of Allied-forces veterans-the author's astringent eye informs and illuminates all through this pleasant memoir. those worlds give you the history to a couple of funny, affectionate, and satiric, pen-sketches family members, school-masters, rugby-players, lecturers and others who humans a delicately lit canvas. This younger Irish pupil and sportman's rite-of-passage from early life to adulthood is rendered in a piece of tender scrupulosity which recreates the unhurried surroundings of mid-century eire, and displays the self-interrogation of its citizenry.

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