Proxopera A Tale of Modern Ireland by Kiely, Benedict.

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8128186M
ISBN 100879236515
ISBN 109780879236519

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Proxopera on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Proxopera/5(3). Published inProxopera was one of the first works of literature to address The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Benedict Kiely was raised in County Tyrone and so provides informed descriptions of the /5.

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The collection ends with the novella Proxopera, a tale that is the finest work of art to emerge from the current Irish troubles."― Newsday "Kiely is a unique voice his technique is so good as to be invisible and the reader shares his relish in telling whimsical stories and telling them well."―Reviews: 7.

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Proxopera is about a family held hostage by the IRA while the grandfather is forced to drive a car bomb to his local town. The novel anticipated one of the most distressing tactics employed during the Troubles - the proxy bomb.

Buy Proxopera by Benedict Kiely (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 3. Benedict Kiely () From his obituary at The Guardian: The Irish writer Benedict Kiely, who has died a overcame the banning of three early novels to enjoy a long and successful literary career.

Under Ireland's censorship laws (since relaxed), the books were deemed to be "in Proxopera book tendency indecent or obscene". Kiely's first book, Counties. Turnpike Books launch a new edition of Benedict Kiely's Proxopera - his great anti-war fable, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Search our Books Browse Authors Author Search: GO. Title Search: GO. Proxopera. [Benedict Kiely] -- The Bincheys come home from a Donegal holiday to find three masked men in possession of their lakeside home; their aged housekeeper gagged and tied to. Buy Proxopera by Benedict Kiely from Waterstones today.

Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   Proxopera Details. Title: Proxopera: Author: Benedict Kiely: Language: English: Proxopera book 1 st, Publisher: Quartet Books: ISBN /5(7).

Proxopera: a novel. [Benedict Kiely] -- "A condemnation of the interference by violent men in the lives of ordinary people" (Special Collections copy dust jacket).

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. 'My Town': Proxopera and the Politics of Remembrance Gerald Dawe I In Maythe twenty six-year-old, Benedict Kiely published a fascinating book, Counties of Contention, subtitled, A Study of the Origins and Implications of the Partition of Ireland.

The study was re-issued in by the original publishers, Mercier.1 Kiely has published two. Proxopera by Benedict Kiely A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. By the time of the writing of Proxopera that wish lay in tatters and the novel adequately represents the legacy of this missed opportunity: for the squabbles of the past have become the tit-for.

This treasure chest of a book contains the complete short stories and novellas by Benedict Kiely's, one of the great storytellers of our time and any nation. This edition contains a new introduction by the author, as well as his afterword to the acclaimed novella, Proxopera.5/5(1).

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Book description Three IRA Provos take over a farmstead in the North and hold a family hostage until a bomb in a creamery can is delivered to the doorstep of a local judge Haiku summary/5(1). One of my favorite books has to be “Proxopera,” by Benedict Kiely. It’s one of those secret classics, a novella about a retired schoolteacher who is forced to drive a bomb from his house.

The troubles did not throw up many successful Irish thrillers; most were a mix of propaganda and/or special pleading. To my mind the best of them was probably Benedict Kiely's Proxopera. A Wild Justice matches Kiely's novel in power and brevity and is greatly helped along by its anonymity of venue, an idea I would have taken a lot further.

The subject and plot loosely recalls Brian Moore’s Booker-shortlisted novel Lies of Silence, though Proxopera predates that book by 13 years. Kiely’s story is more lyrical than Moore’s, the setting rural rather than urban, and its proximity to the outset of the Troubles gives it a hard edge which the beauty of the writing does not soften.

''Proxopera'' is by far the most memorable selection in the book, and a masterpiece by any national or international literary measure. More about ''Proxopera'' a little farther along. A tale of modern Ireland shackled by its dark past First published inthe late Omagh author Benedict Kiely's novel Proxopera concerns the IRA taking a family hostage in rural Co Tyrone and.

Benedict Kiely's Northern Ireland "Troubles" novella Proxopera, originally published inis being republished by Turnpike Books. Binchey, a retired schoolteacher living in rural County Tyrone, is forced to drive a "proxy" bomb in a milk churn to the home of a.

Collected Stories gathers the contents of all four of his collections--A Journey to the Seven Streams (), A Ball of Malt and Madame Butterfly (), A Cow in the House (), and A Letter to Peachtree ()--as well as his novella Proxopera ().

Kiely lives in Donnybrook, Dublin.5/5(1). You wait years to read a book about Northern Ireland’s troubled past, and then gorge on three at once. After the fictional treatments in Proxopera (a fine little book which is going up in my estimation the more I think about it) and Swallowing the Sun, let’s get hardcore with Susan McKay’s report on thirty years of violent death in Ulster.

BOOKS: What did you read for research for “Say Nothing” that you would recommend. KEEFE: There’s a novella by Benedict Kiely, “Proxopera,” that is bracing and savage. It’s a bit of. A book I’ve returned to time and again. Proxopera by Benedict Kiely, a novella about a retired schoolteacher who is forced to drive a bomb into his.

Proxopera: A Tale of Modern Ireland () Dogs Enjoy the Morning () The Captain with the Whiskers () There Was an Ancient House () The Cards of the Gambler () Honey Seems Bitter () In a Harbour Green () Call for a Miracle () Land Without Stars () Autobiography.

Drink to the Bird: An Omagh Boyhood (). This is underscored by the anger evident in his last two novels, Proxopera () and Nothing Happens in Carmincross (), which deal with political violence.

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She has won worldwide acclaim. Conor McCloskey - Raids Into Dark Corners: for her writing which includes twenty six books. Proxopera in. Proxopera, the novella, had been previously published by Victor Gollancz in London () and in the Kenyon Review (). In effect, the recognition afforded Kiely in acknowledged a thirty-year contribution to the art of short fiction.

The decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles was a bloody, squalid affair that happened just a train ride away from my homeplace outside Dublin.

We were its spectators, rarely its victims. At the height of the violence in the s and ’80s, the nightly news brought us images of outlandish carnage: bombings, torture, killings, and dismemberment, roiling inside a. The Collected Stories.

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“Proxopera” is “a masterpiece of protest fiction,” noted the New Criterion in a review of the collected stories. The book is “both a novel and a discourse and extraordinary both. Home > A&E > Books.

from the pastoral lyricism of the early stories of childhood to the mundane awfulness of ''Proxopera," which chronicles a proxy bombing by the Irish Republican Army and.

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