The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories

Whip-smart, provocative and animated by the author’s unmistakably dark wit, it is unlike anything else you will read this year. ‘Mad, wild, hysterical, and all completely under the writer’s control – this is a brilliant debut.’ ...

Author: Blindboy Boatclub

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717178854

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes ranging from love and death to sex and politics, there’s a story about a girl from Tipp being kicked out of ISIS, a van powered by Cork people’s accents and a man who drags a fridge on his back through Limerick. Whip-smart, provocative and animated by the author’s unmistakably dark wit, it is unlike anything else you will read this year. ‘Mad, wild, hysterical, and all completely under the writer’s control – this is a brilliant debut.’ Kevin Barry ‘There is genius in this book, warped genius. Like you’d expect from a man who for his day job wears a plastic bag on his head but something beyond that too. Oddly in keeping with the tradition of great Irish writers.’ Russell Brand ‘One of Ireland’s finest and most intelligent comic minds delivers stories so blisteringly funny and sharp your fingers might bleed.’ Tara Flynn ‘Essential, funny and disturbing.’ Danny Boyle

Gospel According to Blindboy

'Mad, wild, hysterical, and all completely under the writer's control - this is a brilliant debut.' Kevin Barry 'There is genius in this book, warped genius.

Author: Blindboy Boatclub

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ISBN: 9780717181001

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Page: 304

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Sunday Business Post Book of the Year Blindboy Boatclub is one half of the Rubberbandits, Ireland's foremost satirist and now the talented author of a collection of brilliant short stories and visual art. Published to critical acclaim, his first collection is powered by big themes and even bigger ideas. There are stories about a van fuelled by Cork people's accents, Tipperary's first ISIS recruit, a sexually aggressive banshee and a fridge dragged heroically through the streets of Limerick. The Gospel According to Blindboy questions and challenges the complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Whip-smart, provocative and animated by his unmistakable dark wit, it is one of the most original collections of short stories to emerge in recent years. 'Mad, wild, hysterical, and all completely under the writer's control - this is a brilliant debut.' Kevin Barry 'There is genius in this book, warped genius. Like you'd expect from a man who for his day job wears a plastic bag on his head but something beyond that too. Oddly in keeping with the tradition of great Irish writers.' Russell Brand 'If you've ever witnessed (there's no other word for it) a Rubberbandits video you'll be anxious (there's no other word for it) to read this collection of short stories from one of the originators. I hesitate to use the word author as the experience is as close to reading a traditional short story as being burnt by a blow torch. Essential, funny and disturbing.' Danny Boyle 'One of Ireland's finest and most intelligent comic minds delivers stories so blisteringly funny and sharp your fingers might bleed. In language so delicious you can taste it, we're shown holy and unholy Ireland: a land of lock-ins, nettle stings, stone-mad Cork birds, gas cunts and Guiney's jeans. No one is safe - we all have the unmerciful piss ripped out of us and there's no escape from the emotional gut punches, expertly dealt.' Tara Flynn 'Demented, dishevelled and deeply surreal - Blindboy Boatclub's book will shock and delight.' Irish Independent 'It's not for the faint-hearted.' Joe.ie 'You won't be disappointed. It will take you to places unexpected.' Ryan Tubridy

Anecdotes on Bible texts The Gospel according to st John

EXPERIENCE OF A BLIND BOY . — The following experience of a little blind boy
shows what a blessed light the presence of Jesus gives . This boy had had an
attack of scarlet fever , which left him perfectly blind . One day his minister called
to ...

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Boulevard Wren and Other Stories

This is a world populated by characters lost and at odds with the demands of contemporary life, for whom the line separating redemption and madness has grown impossibly fine.

Author: Blindboy Boatclub

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ISBN: 9780717189502

Category: Fiction

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Boulevard Wren and Other Stories is the stunning follow-up to the bestselling Gospel According to Blindboy, and a warped mirror held up to the Irish psyche.Provocative and unsettling, the stories rove through the centuries, from the barren fields of Famine-struck Meath to the chaotic landscape of the near future, where social media has colonised the deepest recesses of the human subconscious. This is a world populated by characters lost and at odds with the demands of contemporary life, for whom the line separating redemption and madness has grown impossibly fine.Razor-sharp social commentary, it is an era-defining work from one of Ireland's most anarchic satirists.Praise for The Gospel According to Blindboy:'Mad, wild, hysterical.' Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier'There is genius in this book, warped genius. Like you'd expect from a man who for his day job wears a plastic bag on his head but something beyond that too. Oddly in keeping with the tradition of great Irish writers.' Russell Brand'One of Ireland's finest and most intelligent comic minds delivers stories so blisteringly funny and sharp your fingers might bleed. In language so delicious you can taste it, we're shown holy and unholy Ireland: a land of lock-ins, nettle stings, stone-mad Cork birds, and Guiney's jeans. No one is safe - we all have the unmerciful piss ripped out of us and there's no escape from the emotional gut punches, expertly dealt.' Tara Flynn'If you've ever witnessed a Rubberbandits video you'll be anxious (there's no other word for it) to read this collection of short stories from one of the originators. I hesitate to use the word author as the experience is as close to reading a traditional short story as being burnt by a blow torch. Essential, funny and disturbing.' Danny Boyle'Demented, dishevelled and deeply surreal - Blindboy Boatclub's book will shock and delight.' Irish independent'It's not for the faint-hearted.' Joe.ie'You won't be disappointed. It will take you to places unexpected.' Ryan TubridyBusiness Post Book of the Year

Boulevard Wren and Other Stories

More stories and musings from the anarchic mind of the Bagged One.

Author: Blindboy Boatclub

Publisher: Gateway Books

ISBN: 9780717183340

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Page: 304

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Boulevard Wren and Other Stories is the stunning follow-up to the bestselling Gospel According to Blindboy, and a warped mirror held up to the Irish psyche. Provocative and unsettling, the stories rove through the centuries, from the barren fields of Famine-struck Meath to the chaotic landscape of the near future, where social media has colonised the deepest recesses of the human subconscious. This is a world populated by characters lost and at odds with the demands of contemporary life, for whom the line separating redemption and madness has grown impossibly fine. Razor-sharp social satire, it is an era-defining work from one of Ireland's most anarchic satirists and a quietly devastating portrait of a society in disarray. 'Mad, wild, hysterical.' Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier

Winging It

T: In terms of The Rubberbandits, workwise, what are ye at? BB: At the moment, I
just wrote a book, fifteen short stories called The Gospel According to Blindboy,
because it's fiction and gospels are fiction. You'd enjoy it, actually, because ...

Author: Tommy Tiernan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844885070

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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'A great read' Brendan O'Connor, RTÉ In nearly three decades as a performer, Tommy Tiernan has never wanted to play it safe. So, when it came to doing a chat show, he threw out the rule book: going in blind, not knowing who would turn up. It could be a global star, like Adam Clayton, or a statesman like Michael D Higgins, or someone unknown to Tommy (and most of his audience), like autism awareness activist, Ciara-Beth Ni Ghriofa or geneticist Aoife McLysaght. It's high-wire stuff and makes for electrifying viewing. Winging It brings together twenty-one extraordinary interviews from The Tommy Tiernan Show on RTÉ One - a mix of the profound, the profane, the funny and the moving. Tommy's belief in honest conversation is at the heart of Winging It. Whether getting to grips with the finer points of boxing with World Champion Kellie Harrington or preserving history with archivist Catriona Crowe. Or talking God with old friend Michael Harding or mental health with Blindboy Boatclub. Or sitting with moments of pain in conversations about grief (Bob Geldof), FGM (Ifrah Ahmed) or drinking (Paul McGrath). It's all about curiosity, bravery and a willingness to listen. Winging It includes material that did not make the TV screen and the interviews are as gripping to read as they were to watch.

Blind Boy Fuller

12 Shrewdly noting that black quartet records sold well , song that might be
identified with the Gospel quartet . ... he was to Boulevard , near the black eastern
section of Hickstown . become better known , as the manager of Blind Boy Fuller .

Author: Blind Boy Fuller

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739043318

Category: Music

Page: 88

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The Early Masters of American Blues series provides the unique opportunity to study the true roots of modern blues. Stefan Grossman, noted roots-blues guitarist and musicologist, has compiled this fascinating collection of 19 songs, transcribed exactly as performed by legendary blues master Blind Boy Fuller. In addition to Stefan's expert transcriptions, the book includes a CD containing the original recordings of Blind Boy Fuller so you can hear the music as he performed it. Blind Boy Fuller was one of the most popular "Piedmont Blues" artists, recording most of his work during the late 1930s. Close friends with Sonny Terry and Rev. Gary Davis, his "country blues" music and fingerpicking playing style influenced thousands of blues players.


The Gospel of Trees

The children in the pediatric ward sat in wooden chairs in a loose semicircle
around Joanna as she fumbled with the sticky wrappers of donated candy canes.
A blind boy reached into her apron pocket for more candy, and she tickled him ...

Author: Apricot Irving

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451690479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In an “eye-opening memoir” (People) “as beautiful as it is discomfiting” (The New Yorker), award-winning writer Apricot Irving untangles her youth on a missionary compound in Haiti. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the deforested hills to preach the gospel of trees. Her mother and sisters spent their days in the confines of the hospital compound they called home. As a child, this felt like paradise to Irving; as a teenager, it became a prison. Outside of the walls of the missionary enclave, Haiti was a tumult of bugle-call bus horns and bicycles that jangled over hard-packed dirt, road blocks and burning tires triggered by political upheaval, the clatter of rain across tin roofs, and the swell of voices running ahead of the storm. Poignant and explosive, Irving weaves a portrait of a missionary family that is unflinchingly honest: her father’s unswerving commitment to his mission, her mother’s misgivings about his loyalty, the brutal history of colonization. Drawing from research, interviews, and journals—her parents’ as well as her own—this memoir in many voices evokes a fractured family finding their way to kindness through honesty. Told against the backdrop of Haiti’s long history of intervention, it grapples with the complicated legacy of those who wish to improve the world, while bearing witness to the defiant beauty of an undefeated country. A lyrical meditation on trees and why they matter, loss and privilege, love and failure. The Gospel of Trees is a “lush, emotional debut...A beautiful memoir that shows how a family altered by its own ambitious philanthropy might ultimately find hope in their faith and love for each other, and for Haiti.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).


The Gospel of Gladness

Bow down at the mercy - seat and ask him to illuminate the dark chambers of
your soul . ... A blind boy who had come under the influence of one of our
missionaries in India was greatly moved by the thought that his sight would one
day be ...

Author: David James Burrell

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Category: Sermons, American

Page: 318

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Good Literature

Twice - Told Tales ” acquired a truer insight into the beauty of Greek The Gospel
of the Secular Life . Sermons preached at Oxford . ... The sensations of a blind
boy whose sight is restored form the theme of the tale . Little Charlotte Bronté .

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The Gospel of Us

Bloody hundreds of them – most, by the look of it, fresh (or not so) off the
mountain where he'd slept that night. He was ... A blindboy.A young girlwho cares
for her mam.A mute girl, tapping out hertalefor him on the arm of her wheelchair.

Author: Owen Sheers

Publisher: Seren

ISBN: 1854116452

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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In The Gospel of Us, Owen Sheers reimagines as fiction his play The Passion, a three-day dramatisation set in the streets, beaches and clubs of Port Talbot, co-directed by and starring Michael Sheen. Sheers' novella is told through the eyes of a Port Talbot boy who one morning stumbles upon a stranger in the windswept dunes, singing songs to the sea.At dawn a week later this stranger welcomes the Teacher, a local man who has been missing for 40 nights.And so begins three days of unearthly events in which a suicide bomber is soothed, the dead rise from an underpass and a community is made to remember itself once more. Sheers' novella is told through the eyes of a Port Talbot boy who one morning stumbles upon a stranger in the windswept dunes, singing songs to the sea. At dawn a week later this stranger welcomes the Teacher, a local man who has been missing for 40 nights.And so begins three days of unearthly events in which a suicide bomber is soothed, the dead rise from an underpass and a community is made to remember itself once more. The Gospel of Us is also a film, directed by Dave McKean.

The Christian World

the hands of the Lord Jesus . The shameless Chancellor , who had turned
Roman Catholic , answered , “ Then The Gospel for Children . do as I have done ,
and escape burning . " SPEAK the great things of this Gospel The blind boy said
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The Friend

of performers , far below him as artists , is suffi- since I spoke to my sister is
astonishing ; I am people draweth righ unto me with their ... view of the question .
the words so said or sung , may really be guilty in ger of an unprofessional blind
boy would be utterly Surely no ... invokes in the homely language of the poor
publican . the house of God , are ( at least under the gospel ) blessings on all
passers - by ...

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The Remembrancer 6th

The blind boy was among the converts resulting from that sermon . He saw
something of the Gospel of the grace of God , and although the light in his
understanding must have been at first as feeble as the rays of early morning , yet
it increased ...

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The Judson Centennial 1814 1914

He was a blind boy . He passed about the streets of Capiz groping his way , but
he was led to Jesus Christ when his soul was illuminated with the gospel . His
first effort was not to lead one to Christ who was his superior , but he went to the ...

Author: Howard Benjamin Grose

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Page: 305

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Bookseller

neers . the amiable incapacity of John Tincroft is excel C.E. - The importance of
sanitary science is now lently drawn , and the other ... schoolsystems ; and
concludes his book with a lengthy fellows . investigation into the proper methods
of ventilating The Blind Boy of the Island. ... The book is throughof life in Jersey .
out illustrated with drawings , and at the end there is an appendix of testimonials
to the ...

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

A Dictionary of Hiberno English

The Dictionary of Hiberno-English is the leading reference book on Hiberno-English – the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland.

Author: Terence Patrick Dolan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717190749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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The Dictionary of Hiberno-English is the leading reference book on Hiberno-English – the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland. It connects the spoken and the written language, and is a unique national dictionary that bears witness to Irish history, struggles and the creative identities found in Ireland. Reflecting the social, political, religious and financial changes of people’s ever-evolving lives, it contains words and expressions not usually seen in a dictionary, such as ‘kibosh’, ‘smithereens’, ‘Peggy’s Leg’, ‘hames’, ‘yoke’, ‘blaa’, ‘banjax’ and ‘lubán’. It is a celebration of an irrepressible gift for the creative, expressive and reckless manipulation of the English language!