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The Green Fool

Patrick Kavanagh

Time hardly mattered in the village of Mucker, the birthplace of poet and writer Patrick Kavanagh. Full of wry humour, Kavanagh's unsentimental and evocative account of his Irish rural upbringing describes a patriarchal society surviving on the edge of poverty, sustained by the land and an insatiable love of gossip. His experiences inspired him to write poetry which immortalized a fast-disappearing way of life and brought him recognition as one of Ireland's great poets.

Michael Joseph 1938

Translated into: French

Rights contact:

The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust
Jonathan Williams
Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road
Co, Dublin


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