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Simon & Schuster, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
The acclaimed aauthor of True Confessions weaves a brilliant tapestry of his Irish-American past. Dunne evokes the past as he reflects on his family in a deeply moving, seamless, and mordantly funny memoir of what it means to be Irish in America.

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

I give this book an "OK". I've read much better examples of books purporting to describe "what it means to be Irish in America". Anything written by Frank McCourt, for a start. Pete Hamill's marvelous ... Read full review


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"Harp'' being a derogatory term for Irish Catholic, and this memoir opening with a vividly rendered passage on the suicide of Dunne's brother, Stephen, the reader is led to expect a heartfelt probing ... Read full review


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John Gregory Dunne (1932-2003) was an novelist, screenwriter, and frequent contributor to "The New York Review of Books. "Among his books are "True Confessions "and "Playland. "Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

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