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"Anyone can be a friend, so long as you don't get to know him too well..
And anyone can be an enemy and you get to know him better than most."

~ J.P Donleavy, from The History of The Ginger Man

NOVELS & NOVELLAS The Ginger Man A Singular Man The Saddest Summer of Samuel S The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B The Onion Eaters A Fairy Tale of New York The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman Schultz Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman Are You Listening Rabbi Löw That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton

"If you're going to love somebody,
love somebody who needs it."

~ J.P. Donleavy

COLLECTED SHORT FICTION & NON FICTION Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule (fiction) An Author and His Image (non fiction)   PLAYS What They did in Dublin with The Ginger Man The Ginger Man Fairy Tales of New York A Singular Man The Saddest Summer of Samuel S The Plays of J.P. Donleavy J.P. Donleavy - The Plays NON FICTION J.P. Donleavy's Ireland in All of Her Sins and Some of Her Graces A Singular Country The History of the Ginger Man The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography


The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival and Manners De Alfonce Tennis: The Superlative Game of Eccentric Champions Its History,  Accoutrements, Rules, Conduct and Regimen This Author came to my attention for the use of the word Fuckpig, or Fuckpigs.

"Meet you
In apple green
Arm's length
Under the
Uttermost tree
A Pink
Each other's

~J.P. Donleavy, from A Singular Man

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