WorldCat Identities

Keane, John B. 1928-2002

Overview
Works: 174 works in 581 publications in 3 languages and 9,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas stories  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Subject Headings: Authors, Irish 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6061.E2, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John B Keane
The bodhrán makers by John B Keane( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Ireland in the 1950s, this is the story of a group of people celebrating their Celtic heritage with an annual festival and the opposition of the local church to these "immoral, drunken and degenerate" ways
An Irish Christmas by John B Keane( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and German and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen stories that "draw on a rich folk culture to portray the holiday dreams and everyday shortcomings of ordinary country people during the Christmas season."--Jacket
Irish stories for Christmas by John B Keane( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in German and English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve days' grace -- A Christmas visitor -- The curriculum vitae -- The miracle of Ballybradawn -- The scubblething -- A cock for Christmas -- Groodles -- The great Christmas raid at Ballybooley -- The magic stoolin -- The order of MacMoolamawn -- Cider -- Many years ago -- A Christmas performance -- Conscience money -- Spreading joy and jam at Christmas
Durango : a novel by John B Keane( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish cattle drive starring Mark Doran, who has inherited a farm from his father. World War II is on and Doran decides this is the right time to sell his 200-head herd. The novel chronicles his adventures on the way to the market. By the author of The Field
An Irish Christmas feast : the best of John B. Keane by John B Keane( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over fifty stories that captures the excitement, romance, and playful mischief associated with Christmastime in County Kerry, Ireland
The teapots are out and other eccentric tales from Ireland by John B Keane( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fitting tribute to John B. Keane, for decades Ireland's favorite storyteller, this winning short story collection typifies the late author's folkloric imagination and storytelling arts
The field, and other Irish plays by John B Keane( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like O'Casey and Synge before him, John B. Keane, currently one of the most popular writers being produced at Dublin's Abbey Theater, shows an Ireland far removed from the romantic Emerald Isle of travel articles. Keane's Irish live in the hardscrabble world of provincial rural Ireland, where life is difficult and money is always scarce. The three plays that make up this collection present different facets of this brutal setting. In Sive, Keane shows us a young woman, "the flower of the parish," crushed by her materialistic family. In The Field, which was made into a successful movie starring Richard Harris, we see the lengths a local bully of a farmer will go to get a small piece of land he needs. And in Big Maggie, we meet a mother so cynically calculating and cold she makes Brecht's Mother Courage seem like Mother Teresa. All three plays are written with the grace and fine ear for the Irish dialect that we expect of the island's finest writers. Jack Helbig. -- From Booklist
Three plays by John B Keane( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ram of God : a novel by John B Keane( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ireland, a seminary student is seduced by a visiting cousin from America. The seduction is observed by his two brothers who tell on him and he is expelled. But he still dreams of entering the church. By the author of Durango
The year of the hiker by John B Keane( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man from Clare : a play in two acts by John B Keane( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in Ireland( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, stories, and memories of the holiday season as celebrated in Ireland
Moll by John B Keane( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ram of God and other stories by John B Keane( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love bites and other stories by John B Keane( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contractors : a novel by John B Keane( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field by John B Keane( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Field is John B. Keane's fierce and tender study of the love a man can have for land and the ruthless lengths he will go to in order to obtain the object of his desire. It is dominated by Bull McCabe, one of the most famous characters in Irish writing today
Letters of an Irish parish priest by John B Keane( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-portrait by John B Keane( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years young : a tribute to John B. Keane( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bodhrán makers
Alternative Names
John B. Keane irischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker

John B. Keane Irish playwright, novelist and essayist

John B. Keane romanschrijver uit Ierland (1928-2002)

Keane, John B.

Keane, John B. 1928-2002

Keane, John B. (John Brendan), 1928-2002

Keane, John Brendan 1928-2002

Джон Б. Кин

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An Irish ChristmasIrish stories for ChristmasDurango : a novelAn Irish Christmas feast : the best of John B. KeaneThe teapots are out and other eccentric tales from IrelandThe field, and other Irish playsThree playsThe ram of God : a novel