A unique entry in the Böll library, Irish Journal records an eccentric tour of Ireland in the 1950's. An epilogue written fourteen years later reflects on the enormous changes to the country and the people that Böll loved. Irish Journal is a time capsule of a land and a way of life that has disappeared.
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Review: Irish JournalUser Review - kellyn - Goodreads
This was such an interesting book. The author's style of writing gets a little wearing, as he sees the world through a rather bleak lens. The year is 1957 and as he is traveling with his family, he ... Read full review
Review: Irish JournalUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
I bought this book for research but actually really enjoyed it far more than I expected. He talks about what sounds like an idealised Ireland but it's not so much a romanticised work as it is a recollection of a time that has gone. It's a travelogue but one written by a great writer. Read full review