WorldCat Identities

Keane, John B. 1928-2002

Overview
Works: 167 works in 542 publications in 2 languages and 9,977 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  Christmas stories  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical television programs 
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 )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 497 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
The Celts by Frank Delaney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of the Celts from their earliest roots through the flowering of their culture and their enduring heritage today. Includes reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands
An Irish Christmas by John B Keane( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and German and held by 378 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in German and English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durango : a novel by John B Keane( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 302 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 244 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 236 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. These are congenial tales, too, as this literary legend views the foibles and fallibilities of Irish country folk with abundant compassion as well as a shrewd, sometimes sardonic eye. Add to that Keane's glorious sense of fun and roguery that will make readers relish all the more how and why, in "Fred Rimble," Jim Conlon kills the best friend he ever had. Or how Willie Ramley determines that his future wife w
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 224 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 211 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 field by John B Keane( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and German and held by 205 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
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 )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in Ireland( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll by John B Keane( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll is a hilarious and highly successful comedy about life in an Irish country presbytery
Love bites and other stories by John B Keane( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Innocent bystanders and other stories by John B Keane( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-portrait by John B Keane( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 62 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

Languages
English (194)

German (13)

Covers
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