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The Resource Excursions in the real world : memoirs, William Trevor ; with illustrations by Lucy Willis

Excursions in the real world : memoirs, William Trevor ; with illustrations by Lucy Willis

Label
Excursions in the real world : memoirs
Title
Excursions in the real world
Title remainder
memoirs
Statement of responsibility
William Trevor ; with illustrations by Lucy Willis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The New Yorker has called William Trevor 'probably the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language.' Now, in Excursions in the Real World, he turns to non-fiction with a precise and poignant series of essays about people and places, fascinations and enthusiasms, that have remained snagged in his memory. Here are deeply personal memoirs of Trevor's childhood in south Ireland, in Cork and Kerry and Wexford, of his school and college life in Dublin, and
  • His early days in London. Extraordinary characters abound, from the bully of the Upper Fifth (whose specialty was pretending to brand smaller boys with a red-hot poker) to the shy and straitlaced wife of the Warden of St Columba's School, who turned out to have been, secretly, a turf expert; to Marchant Smith - 'one of the greatest copywriters of his time'- who inexplicably gave Trevor a job at Notley's, the London agency known as the 'nest of singing birds' for the
  • Number of aspiring poets it employed. Places - Persia in the early 1970s, a Swiss valley, Venice in November, New York and San Francisco, the Nire Valley in County Waterford - are no less skillfully and lovingly evoked. Affectionate, warmly perceived, often gently humorous, these excursions into memory convey the essence of William Trevor's world
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trevor, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trevor, William
  • Authors, Irish
  • Ireland
Label
Excursions in the real world : memoirs, William Trevor ; with illustrations by Lucy Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In County Cork -- The strand -- Kitty -- Field of battle -- Miss Quirke -- Bad trip -- The bull -- The warden's wife -- Mentors -- Long Stewart -- Alma Mater -- Visitors in Dublin -- Summer, 1952 -- Blockley, Gloucestershire -- A public house man -- Sarzy -- Assia -- Out of season -- To Persia in the old days -- New York, 1973 -- In search of Siri -- The Valle Verzasca -- Journey to suburbia -- Eldorado -- Extraordinary ladies -- In their own shadows -- Old fusty -- With Mr Links in Venice -- The Nire
Control code
28181863
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780679430292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1577112
Label
Excursions in the real world : memoirs, William Trevor ; with illustrations by Lucy Willis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In County Cork -- The strand -- Kitty -- Field of battle -- Miss Quirke -- Bad trip -- The bull -- The warden's wife -- Mentors -- Long Stewart -- Alma Mater -- Visitors in Dublin -- Summer, 1952 -- Blockley, Gloucestershire -- A public house man -- Sarzy -- Assia -- Out of season -- To Persia in the old days -- New York, 1973 -- In search of Siri -- The Valle Verzasca -- Journey to suburbia -- Eldorado -- Extraordinary ladies -- In their own shadows -- Old fusty -- With Mr Links in Venice -- The Nire
Control code
28181863
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780679430292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1577112

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