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ISBN: 978-0-679-72174-1
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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission-to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism-ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission-to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism-ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

Autor Doyle, Roddy
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 1989
Seitenangabe 176 S.
Lieferstatus Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H20.4 cm x B13.4 cm x D1.3 cm 188 g
Coverlag Vintage (Imprint/Brand)
Reihe Vintage Contemporaries

Über den Autor Doyle, Roddy

Roddy Doyle, 1958 in Dublin geboren, ist einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der neueren irischen Literatur. Für seinen Roman "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" erhielt er den renommierten Booker Prize, sein Jugendroman "Wildnis" wurde mit dem Luchs des Monats sowie dem Irish Book Award ausgezeichnet und stand auf der Focus-Liste der "Besten 7 Bücher für junge Leser". Roddy Doyle lebt mit seiner Frau und drei Kindern in Dublin.

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