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Bolger, Dermot 1959-

Works: 139 works in 659 publications in 10 languages and 9,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Noir fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR6052.O384, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dermot Bolger
Finbar's hotel by Dermot Bolger( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Irish authors write about Finbar's Hotel, a rundown establishment in Dublin. In one room, an art thief worries about being caught, in another a woman is trying to convince a visiting sister to make peace with their mother, in a third a man plots revenge
Ladies' night at Finbar's Hotel by Dermot Bolger( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A year has passed since the closing of Finbar's Hotel, a down-on-its-heel hotel on the Dublin quays. Now it has reopened its doors as an ultra-chic Euro hotel. Ladies Night describes one night in its newly illustrious surroundings."--Back cover
The journey home by Dermot Bolger( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the suburbs of Dublin in the early '80s, this novel chillingly portrays a bleak Ireland that offers its youth few options. When Francis Hano Hanrahan finds temporary employment at the voters' register's office, he meets Shay, a charismatic trickster who spins entertainment out of their dreary workplace. As Shay's sidekick, Hano gets caught up in Dublin's nightlife and becomes further estranged from his parents
In High Germany by Dermot Bolger( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eoin tells his son the story of Euro '88. The excitement is high for football fanatics like Eoin, Shane and Mick, who all work abroad. Now they are in Germany supporting the Irish team, witnessing the highs and the lows. For these emigrant friends, home is no longer where the heart is. Home is where the Irish team plays, and there will be many adventures on and off the pitch before the final whistle blows." "Also included is A Poet's Notebook: a selection of short poems about ordinary life by the author, with his notes on how and why they were written."--Jacket
The Vintage book of contemporary Irish fiction by Dermot Bolger( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects forty-six contemporary Irish short stories featuring contributions by notables including Mary Leland, William Trevor, Mary Dorcey, Patrick McCabe, and Brian Moore
Long walk home : reflections on Bruce Springsteen by Jonathan D Cohen( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Springsteen might be the quintessential American rock musician but his songs have resonated with fans from all walks of life and from all over the world. This unique collection features reflections from a diverse array of writers who explain what Springsteen means to them and describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music. Contributors to Long Walk Home include novelists like Richard Russo, rock critics like Greil Marcus and Gillian Gaar, and other noted Springsteen scholars and fans such as A.O. Scott, Peter Ames Carlin, and Paul Muldoon. They reveal how Springsteen's albums served as the soundtrack to their lives while also exploring the meaning of his music and the lessons it offers its listeners. The stories in this collection range from the tale of how "Growin' Up" helped a lonely Indian girl adjust to life in the American South to the saga of a group of young Australians who turned to Born to Run to cope with their country's 1975 constitutional crisis. These essays examine the big questions at the heart of Springsteen's music, demonstrating the ways his songs have resonated for millions of listeners for nearly five decades. Commemorating the Boss's seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home explores Springsteen's legacy and provides a stirring set of testimonials that illustrate why his music matters
The woman's daughter by Dermot Bolger( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the grimy backstreets and suburbs of Dublin. Bolger has often used a woman's voice to tell his story, and this novel is no exception; we follow the lives of three women -- a Victorian maid, a young woman brought up in the 1960s (the product of a violent family) and that young woman's daughter, the child of an incestuous relationship, hidden away from sight."--Goodreads
A second life by Dermot Bolger( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a car crash, for several seconds, Dublin photographer Sean Blake is clinically dead. When he plummets back to life, it is into a world which, for him, has profoundly changed. Restored to life - to a miraculous second chance at life - Sean experiences the numbed, haunted sensation of not knowing who he is. He realises that until he searches out and unlocks the past, he will be a stranger to his wife, his children, and to himself
Temptation by Dermot Bolger( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five days in the lives of Alison, her husband Peadar, and their three children, on holiday on the coast of Ireland. Each member of the family has hopes for the holiday and preoccupations about the lives they are briefly leaving behind. The holiday serves as a turning point in their lives
Druids, dudes, and beauty queens : the changing face of Irish theatre( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current state of theatre in Ireland has never been better. A relatively young playwright, Marina Carr, was recently chosen by a select committee in Ireland as one of Ireland's ten best living writers, along with two other dramatists, Brian Friel and Tom Murphy. Add these to the names of other fine dramatists such as Martin McDonagh, Thomas Kilroy, John B. Keane, Hugh Leonard, Eugene McCabe, and Jim Nolan, and it's clear to see that the state of Irish theatre today is strong. This collection of essays is a unique exploration of this topic. With contributions from seventeen of Ireland's leading cultural critics and authorities on theatre, this is one of the most important books to be published on Irish theatre for years. Included are pieces by Colm Toibin on Billy Roche; John Waters on Martin McDonagh; Ben Barnes on the Abbey; pieces on Irish theatre in the North, New York, and France; Donal O'Kelly; Irish women playwrights; Brian Friel; and Irish language theatre
The family on Paradise Pier by Dermot Bolger( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary journey of an Irish family through the War of Independence, 1930's Moscow, the Spanish Civil War and London during the Blitz
Greatest hits : four Irish one-act plays( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father's music by Dermot Bolger( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of family fable and gripping thriller, 'Father's Music' tells the story of Tracey, the troubled twenty-two-year-old daughter of an Englishwoman and a wandering musician from Donegal. She knows very little about her father, who returned to Ireland before Tracey was born, but when she is taken to Ireland by her lover, a Dublin businessman with underworld connections, Tracey at last feels she is coming home - to her father's land. Caught up in Dublin low-life, tormented by memories of her dead mother and eager to follow up news of her father, Tracey finds her journey home to be a dangerous and extraordinary one
The Valparaiso voyage by Dermot Bolger( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efter en barndom i skyggen af sin stedbroder Cormac, prøver Brendan Brogan at gamble sig til økonomisk sikkerhed for sin kone og sit barn ved at "overtage" stedbroderens identitet, da han har begået selvmord; selv om han rejser udenlands, indhenter fortiden ham, da han bliver tvunget til at vende hjem til Irland
April bright ; &, Blinded by the light : two plays by Dermot Bolger( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two utterly contrasting plays showcase different sides of the unique talent of one of Ireland's leading playwrights." "In April Bright, a young couple's arrival in their new home is disturbed by a caller from the past, whose presence unleashes the joys and tragedies of previous lives buried within those walls. A stunning evocation of family life just after the War, April Bright is an extraordinary juxtaposition of two sets of ordinary lives divided by half a century, yet linked by universal longings and dreams." "Blinded by the Light is an anarchic black farce. While the world goes crazy outside his bed-sit, Mick's sole ambition is to be left alone "to eat scuttery kebabs, read books in Latin and watch Open University programmes at five a.m. about frogs fucking and the homosexual tendencies of the ten-spined stickleback". When he opens his door to Mormon missionaries however, the entire world crash-lands upon him, including the dope-smoking, card-cheating severed head of an ancient Irish saint."--Jacket
A Dublin bloom : an original free adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses by Dermot Bolger( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Picador book of Irish contemporary fiction( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dublin quartet by Dermot Bolger( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bright wave : poetry in Irish now = An tonn gheal( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily's shoes by Dermot Bolger( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ladies' night at Finbar's Hotel
Ladies' night at Finbar's HotelThe journey homeIn High GermanyThe Vintage book of contemporary Irish fictionThe woman's daughterA second lifeTemptationDruids, dudes, and beauty queens : the changing face of Irish theatre
Alternative Names
Bolger, Dermot

Dermot Bolger escriptor irlandès

Dermot Bolger escritor irlandés

Dermot Bolger irischer Schriftsteller, Herausgeber und Verleger

Dermot Bolger Irish writer

Dermot Bolger irländsk författare

Dermot Bolger scenarioschrijver uit Ierland

Dermot Bolger scríbhneoir Éireannach

Dermot Bolger shkrimtar irlandez

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