The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story About the Hard Life

Irish Literature Series
Flann O'Brien
Translated by Patrick C. Power
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Preface by Patrick C. Power

The Poor Mouth relates the story of one Bonaparte O’Coonassa, born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland equally renowned for its beauty and the abject poverty of its residents. Potatoes constitute the basis of his family’s daily fare, and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs. A scathing satire on the Irish, this work brought down on the author’s head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in 1941.

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Translated by Patrick C. Power
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Preface by Patrick C. Power
Publication: Irish Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 128
ISBN-13: 9781564780911
GTIN13: 9781564780911
Publication date: 3/1/1996
Language: eng
List price: $10.95