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Mairtin O Cadhain - The Dregs of the Day - 9780300242775 - 9780300242775
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The Dregs of the Day

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A riveting English translation the Irish classic tale of heartache, death, and loneliness by the beloved author of The Dirty Dust
“Unique, funny and bursting with earthy language.”—Kevin Gildea, Irish Times
The final published work by the renowned Máirtín Ó Cadhain, this novella follows a widower as he attempts to plan his wife’s funeral arrangements without money, direction, or whiskey. Thrown into a desert of unknowing, he knows not where to turn or what to do. In a poignant meditation on regret, possibilities, maybes, and avoidances, the author portrays a man hopelessly watching as the ... Read more

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Yale University Press
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About Mairtin O Cadhain
Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906–1970) is considered one of the most significant writers in the Irish language. Alan Titley is a novelist, playwright, and scholar. He lives in Dublin and writes for The Irish Times on cultural matters.

Reviews for The Dregs of the Day
“Alan Titley’s translation of Mairtin O Cadhain’s novella, originally published in Irish in 1970, is lively and inventive.”—Declan O’Driscoll, Times Literary Supplement “Unique, funny and bursting with earthy language.”—Kevin Gildea, Irish Times Praise for Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s The Dirty Dust (Cré na Cille)   “Cré na Cille is a work of daring imagination, filled with sly comedy. ... Read more

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