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The Resource Walking with Ghosts, Gabriel Byrne, (electronic resource)

Walking with Ghosts, Gabriel Byrne, (electronic resource)

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Walking with Ghosts
Title
Walking with Ghosts
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Gabriel Byrne
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eng
Summary
"Make no mistake about it: Walking with Ghosts is a masterpiece. A book that will wring out our tired hearts. It is by turns poetic, moving, and very funny. You will find it on the shelf alongside other great Irish memoirs including those by Frank McCourt, Nuala O'Faolain and Edna O'Brien." ?Colum McCann As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Born to working class parents and the eldest of six children, he harbored a childhood desire to become a priest. When he was eleven years old, Byrne found himself crossing the Irish Sea to join a seminary in England. Four years later, Byrne had been expelled and he quickly returned to his native city. There he took odd jobs as a messenger boy and a factory laborer to get by. In his spare time, he visited the cinema where he could be alone and yet part of a crowd. It was here that he could begin to imagine a life beyond the grey world of 60s Ireland. He reveled in the theatre and poetry of Dublin's streets, populated by characters as eccentric and remarkable as any in fiction, those who spin a yarn with acuity and wit. It was a friend who suggested Byrne join an amateur drama group, a decision that would change his life forever and launch him on an extraordinary forty-year career in film and theatre. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame. Walking with Ghosts is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking as well as a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies
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Byrne, Gabriel
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
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Walking with Ghosts, Gabriel Byrne, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802157140
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657e6fe6-5c11-4d85-a410-4b5e436d53d0
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
Walking with Ghosts, Gabriel Byrne, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802157140
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
657e6fe6-5c11-4d85-a410-4b5e436d53d0
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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