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The Irish Way

A Walk Though Ireland's Past and Present

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March 21, 2006 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 320 Pages | ISBN 9781593761127

The Irish Way is laced with anecdote, myth, and history, ancient and modern, in a savory stew which offers a rare taste of that elusive, beautiful, poignant land.” —Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard

In this masterpiece of travel literature, Robert Emmett Ginna travels on foot the 350 miles from one end of Ireland to the other. His walk is filled with encounters with remarkable citizens, as colorful and various as the counties of Ireland. Weaving in song, poetry, and story into his narrative, he brings to life the heroes, patriots, saints, and rogues who’ve shaped Ireland’s culture and history. Here is Ireland as you’ve never seen it before.

ROBERT E. GINNA has written essays and articles about Ireland for Connoisseur, Esquire, and the New York Times. In Ireland he has produced two films and a documentary. Formerly editor in chief of Little, Brown, he has taught film and writing courses at Harvard for many years. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

Praise

“An amiable north–south amble down the central spine of Ireland, far off the usual paths: a wonderful idea for a book, admirably fulfilled. The Irish Way is laced with anecdote, myth, and history, ancient and modern, in a savory stew which offers a rare taste of that elusive, beautiful, poignant land.” —Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard

The Irish Way is as good as a hike through the whole time and space of Ireland with a man who not only knows all there is to know about it but seems to learn something new every minute… ”—Wilfrid Sheed, author of In Love With Daylight

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