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Farewell happy fields / Norah Hoult ; introduction by Louise Kennedy.

By: Hoult, Norah, 1898-1984.
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Louise [writer of introduction].
Series: Modern Irish Classics: Publisher: Stillorgan, County Dublin : New Island Books, 2019Description: xix, 380 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781848407374; 1848407378.Subject(s): Black humor -- Fiction | English fiction -- Irish authors -- 21st century | Ireland -- FictionDDC classification: 823 Summary: Adam Palmer, determined to defy God in revenge for his detention in an asylum, embarks on a personal quest to destroy his soul, inflicting small sustained acts of cruelty and violence on those around him. His long-suffering wife, Kathleen, struggles to maintain her self-respect in the face of her husband's gaslighting. Among the most elusive of Norah Hoult's works, Farewell Happy Fields was published in 1948 and, like many of her books, was promptly banned in Ireland. A dark comedy full of acerbic wit, it brings searing insight into a lost post-war generation of lower-middle-class women and men as they deal with shame, financial insecurity and emotional poverty.
List(s) this item appears in: Acquisitions 2019-2020 | New Acquisitions August-October 2020
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"First published in 1948 by William Heinemann Ltd."--Title page verso.

Adam Palmer, determined to defy God in revenge for his detention in an asylum, embarks on a personal quest to destroy his soul, inflicting small sustained acts of cruelty and violence on those around him. His long-suffering wife, Kathleen, struggles to maintain her self-respect in the face of her husband's gaslighting.

Among the most elusive of Norah Hoult's works, Farewell Happy Fields was published in 1948 and, like many of her books, was promptly banned in Ireland. A dark comedy full of acerbic wit, it brings searing insight into a lost post-war generation of lower-middle-class women and men as they deal with shame, financial insecurity and emotional poverty.

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