A Pint of Plain is Your Only Man

Oscar Wilde

Thirsty for Irish literature? The title of this feature is a line from The Workman’s Friend“, a poem by Flann O’Brien.

Per capita and per other metrics of cultural vitality, no one can say that Ireland hasn’t more than paid her literary dues. James JoyceFrank O’ConnorBeckett, Heaney, Synge, Wilde: this small, struggle-besotted nation has brought great cultural treasures to the world.

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Frank O’Connor


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