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O'Toole, Fintan 1958-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 343 publications in 1 language and 8,207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Reviews  Interviews  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR3683, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fintan O'Toole
White savage : William Johnson and the invention of America by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new biography of the man who forged America's alliance with the Iroquois. William Johnson was scarcely more than a boy when he left Ireland and his Gaelic, Catholic family to become a Protestant in the service of Britain's North American empire. In New York by 1738, Johnson moved to the frontiers along the Mohawk River, where he eventually became a landowner; served as principal British intermediary with the Iroquois Confederacy; commanded British, colonial, and Iroquois forces that helped to defeat the French in 1755; and created the first groups of "rangers," who fought like Indians and led the way to the Patriots' victories in the Revolution. The key to Johnson's effectiveness was the style in which he lived as a "white savage." He had two wives, one European, one Mohawk; became fluent in Mohawk; and pioneered the use of Indians as active partners in the making of a new America.--From publisher description
A traitor's kiss : the life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1751-1816 by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship of fools : how stupidity and corruption sank the Celtic Tiger by Fintan O'Toole( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Irish economic miracle" was built on good old-fashioned subsidies (from the European Union) and the simple fact that until the 1980s Ireland was by the standards of the developed world so economically backward that the only way was up. And as it began to catch up to European and American averages, the boom lured in investors, the Irish government deregulated and all but abandoned financial oversight, and a great Irish financial ceilidh began. It would last for a decade. When the global financial crisis of 2008 arrived it struck Ireland harder than anywhere. How Ireland managed to achieve such a spectacular implosion is a story of corruption, carelessness, and venality.--From publisher's description
Critical moments : Fintan O'Toole on modern Irish theatre by Fintan O'Toole( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of critical essays, reviews and articles on Irish theatre by critic Fintan O'Toole
Modern Ireland in 100 artworks by Fintan O'Toole( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 artworks have been chosen for this beautifully illustrated book to represent each year from 1916-2015. They trace the story of Ireland's creative output from the revolutionary period until today. The story that emerges through these 100 works is not one of artists gradually finding their place of honour in the republic. Especially in the visual arts it is, on the contrary, a story of never-ending argument, of works that are disliked, rejected, fought over, even painted over. Instead of the artists supporting the state and the state supporting the artists, it is a case of the artists challenging and upsetting the community and the community looking warily at the artists. This is what makes Irish art, at its best, so edgy, so embattled and so vital. Most artists and writers featured have been profiled in the RIA's Dictionary of Irish Biography which outlines the lives at home and overseas of prominent men and women born in Ireland, north and south, and the noteworthy Irish careers of those born outside Ireland
Shakespeare is hard, but so is life : a radical guide to Shakespearian tragedy by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"O'Toole challenges the traditional approach towards the study of the four key plays--Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth--and provides an entertaining and absorbing appreciation of the dramatic qualities of each."--Cover
The lie of the land : Irish identities by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish art now : from the poetic to the political by Declan McGonagle( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavily illustrated, Irish Art Now presents a rounded perspective on Irish art and artists working in the 1990s. The media covered include video, photography and installations as well as orthodox painting and sculpture
The ex-isle of Erin by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Black Hole, Green Card, Fintan O'Toole suggested that the Ireland imagined by nationalists had disappeared. Now, in The Ex-Isle of Erin, he explores the new images that are taking its place. Drawing on contemporary politics, economics, literature and history, he suggests that Ireland is beginning to realise that its distinctiveness does not lie in any one way of imagining itself, but in the fact that it is a place forced from moment to moment to imagine itself anew. The Ex-Isle of Erin is not just a book about that process, it is itself a part of it."--BOOK JACKET
Judging Shaw : the radicalism of GBS by Fintan O'Toole( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"GBS was the first great brand - discover how he created this most modern of concepts. The timing of Judging Shaw is fortuitous, as it will serve to reintroduce GBS to an Irish and international readership. The book is an interesting, informative, and well-written survey of Shaw/GBS and will be a welcome addition to the library of those who know Bernard Shaw perhaps only as the author of Pygmalion, his most popular and frequently performed play. The fourth book in the Royal Irish Academy's award winning 'Judging' series looks at the legacy of George Bernard Shaw, Nobel prizewinner for literature."--
A history of ireland in 100 objects by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objects don't just have stories, they tell stories. But what they said to their contemporaries may be different from what they say to us. Whether it's a silver tea urn from Georgian Dublin or an illuminated page from the Book of Kells, these objects help us gain a more complex understanding of our past. Over the past two years Fintan O'Toole has chosen 100 objects, the majority of which can be found in the National Museum of Ireland, to narrate a history of the island of Ireland
Reading Colm Tóibín( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colm Tóibín is a critically acclaimed, internationally lauded, and extremely popular writer who has written successfully across a variety of forms over the past twenty years. However, for all of his acclaim, there is an extraordinary dearth of criticism on this prominent Irish writer. To date no full-length studies of Tóibín's work have been published in Ireland or overseas, and only a few short essays have appeared in specialist academic journals and generla surveys of recent Irish literature. This collection ... provides an illuminating exploration of many of the themes and concerns which have engaged Tóibín ever since the publication of his first book, Walking along the border (1987) ... The book also includes a lengthy interview of Tóibín conducted by his former Magill associate, Fintan O'Toole.--From publisher description
A radiant life by Nuala O'Faolain( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the columns of Irish journalist Nuala O'Faolain, who tackled a vast range of subjects--from Catholicism to feminism, from Sinatra to Africa, and from Irish American culture to Islam and the West
Plays : 1 by Martin McDonagh( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No more heroes : a radical guide to Shakespeare by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Sebastian Barry( Book )

in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Murphy : the politics of magic by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black hole, green card : the disappearance of Ireland by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fair day : photographs from the west of Ireland by Martin Parr( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of magic : the work and times of Tom Murphy by Fintan O'Toole( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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White savage : William Johnson and the invention of America
Covers
A traitor's kiss : the life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1751-1816Ship of fools : how stupidity and corruption sank the Celtic TigerCritical moments : Fintan O'Toole on modern Irish theatreShakespeare is hard, but so is life : a radical guide to Shakespearian tragedyThe lie of the land : Irish identitiesIrish art now : from the poetic to the politicalThe ex-isle of ErinReading Colm Tóibín
Alternative Names
Fintan O'Toole auteur uit Ierland

Fintan O'Toole Award winning Irish journalist

Fintan O'Toole giornalista, scrittore e critico teatrale irlandese

Fintan O'Toole Irish journalist

Fintan O'Toole periodista irlandés

Otoole, Fintan.

Languages
English (179)