Against the Wind: Memoir of a Dissident Dubliner by J A O'Brien PDF

By J A O'Brien

Set in Dublin through the years of the second one international conflict and in England in the course of the postwar years of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties opposed to the Wind is a full of life and compelling memoir.

It is the tale of a tender guy of autonomous brain and feisty spirit who refuses to simply accept the limitations and strictures of a closed Irish society. And who via financial necessity, at a truly younger age, is pressured to dwell and paintings in 'pagan' England the land of 'the enemy'.

There he learns to 'like the English' and learns of 'freedoms that he knew little or no approximately' in 'holy Ireland'.

A wealth of various and informative fabric and the facility to anchor the private securely in the public area offers this memoir a common appeal.

The narrative has the entire components for a compelling learn - vibrant and sundry characters introduced alive at the web page, compelling surroundings and historic relevance and curiosity. The prologue whets our urge for food for what's to come back and the combination of recollection, poetry and old info drawstrings the narrative jointly well.

Astute remark and personality portrayal are the strengths of the paintings, as is the obtainable tone of the narrative voice during which the writer employs a mild contact that has simply the correct quantity of wit and sobriety.

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