By Frank O'Connor
Frank O’Connor’s acclaimed autobiography, now in a single volume
When Frank O’Connor was once born, his parents—Minnie O’Connor, a former maid raised in an orphanage, and Michael O’Donovan, a veteran of the Boer struggle and the drummer in an area brass-and-reed band—lived above a sweet-and-tobacco store in Cork, eire. The younger relatives quickly moved, besides the fact that, to a two-room cottage on the most sensible of Blarney highway, a lane that originates, as O’Connor so vividly describes it, “near the river-bank, in sordidness, and ascends the hill to anything like squalor.” From this not likely starting, a terrible boy born Michael Francis Xavier O’Donovan set out at the outstanding trip that reworked him into Frank O’Connor, one in all Ireland’s maximum writers.
An merely baby, the 1st installment of O’Connor’s splendidly evocative autobiography, captures the enjoyment and discomfort of his early years: pleasure within the colourful humans and locations of Cork and in his dedicated courting along with his mom, discomfort within the family’s impoverished state of affairs and in his father’s depression moods and drunken outbursts. Fifteen years outdated while he joins the Irish Republican military within the struggle for independence, O’Connor reveals himself at the wasting aspect of the consequent civil warfare and is imprisoned by means of the govt. of the recent state. My Father’s Son starts off together with his free up from an internment camp and follows him to Dublin and the world-renowned Abbey Theatre, the place he meets W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, and different contributors of the Irish Literary Revival, and takes the 1st steps towards changing into one of many 20th century’s such a lot cherished authors.
As richly distinctive and eloquent because the better of his brief fiction, Frank O’Connor’s autobiography is an unique portrait of a desirable time and position, and the inspiring account of a tender artist discovering his voice.
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