More Myers: An Irishman’s Diary 1997-2006
Ribald, savage, coruscating, curmudgeonly: epithets come to mind at the mere mention of the name of Kevin Myers as he lays about him with an eighteenth-century verve and wit, veering between vilification and compassion, anatomizing the condition of contemporary Ireland with a levity that masks a profound seriousness of purpose. The Great War and 1916, Irishness, the North, the Church, the law – from traffic, migrants, Sinn Féinn, gender, language and country matters, to the arts, sport and teenagers – all fall beneath his critical gaze in this rich harvest of contrarian opinion from one of Ireland’s wittiest writers, showing himself a worthy successor to Myles na gCopaleen and Patrick Campbell from his former perch above the Irish Times letters page.
More Myers is the pick of the crop from his last decade with that newspaper.
PRAISE FOR WATCHING THE DOOR: A MEMOIR 1971-1978
‘A book that I couldn’t put down; bad and bold and brilliant.’ – Olivia O’Leary, The Irish Times
-The best work Myers has ever produced, revealing something close to genius.’ – Terry Prone, Sunday Tribune
‘One of the most extraordinary Irish books of recent years.’ – The Sunday Times
‘An important and necessary book; beautifully written, sobering, but salutary.’ – Maurice Hayes, Irish Independent
‘An invaluable historical document; brutally honest, often witty, always heartfelt.’ – Irish Mail on Sunday
‘An unusual and brilliantly written coming-of-age story.’ – The Irish News
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