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

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

The New Testament

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

Boulevard Wren and Other Stories

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

Author: Blindboy Boatclub (Satirist)

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ISBN: 9780717183340

Category: Ireland

Page: 241

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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 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 eland's most anarchic satirists and a quietly devastating portrait of a society in decay.

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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The Art of the Glimpse

Blindboy Boatclub is a comedian, musician, satirist, writer, activist, podcaster and
one half of the Rubberbandits. His debut collection of stories, The Gospel
According to Blindboy (2017), was a bestseller and a second collection,
Boulevard ...

Author: Sinead Gleeson

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788548795

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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An anthology of the very best Irish short stories, selected by Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations. There have been many anthologies of the short story as it developed in Ireland, but never a collection like this. The Art of the Glimpse is a radical revision of the canon of the Irish story, uniting classic works with neglected writers and marginalised voices – women, LGBT writers, Traveller folk-tales, neglected 19th-century authors and the first wave of 'new Irish' writers from all over the world now making a life in Ireland. Sinéad Gleeson brings together stories that range from the most sublime realism to the downright bizarre and transgressive, some from established literary figures and some that have not yet been published in book form. The collection draws on a tremendous spectrum of experience: the story of a prank come good by Bram Stoker; Sally Rooney on the love languages of the new generation; Donal Ryan on the pains of ageing; Edna O'Brien on the things we betray for love; James Joyce on a young woman torn between the familiar burdens and oppression of her home and the dangerous lure of romance and escape; and the internal monologue of a woman in a coma by Marian Keyes. Here too are vivid and less familiar stories by Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Oein De Bharduin, Blindboy Boatclub and Melatu Uche Okorie. Sinead Gleeson's anthology is a marvellous representation of a rich literary tradition renewing itself in the 21st century. Contributing authors include: Samuel Beckett, Sally Rooney, Melatu Uche Okirie, William Trevor, Marian Keyes, Kevin Barry, Edna O'Brien, Claire-Louise Bennett, Sheridan Le Fanu, Danielle McLaughlin, Máirtín Ó Cathain, Frances Molloy, Blindboy Boatclub, Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Chiamaka Emyi-Amadi, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Mike McCormack, Maeve Brennan, Oein de Bhairduin, Eimear McBride, Seán Ó'Faoláin, Cathy Sweeney.

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.

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!

Transactions of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts

Specimens of an Improved Alphabet for the Blind , consisting of the capitals and
lowercase combined ; with remarks on the principles which ... few experiments
were made to shew the extraordinary tangibility of the improved Alphabet , by
means of a blind boy who has only been eight months at School . ... The Gospel
according to St Luke ; printed by J. Gall for the British and Foreign Bible Society .
Both of ...

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Vol. 1- includes the proceedings of the society.

The Edinburgh new philosophical journal

Inspector - Gen . of Hospitals , 24 Heriot Row ; Mr Robert Maxe ton , engineer , 4
Albany Street , Leith ; Mr William Lithgow ... A few experiments were made to
shew the extraordinary tangibility of the improved Alphabet , by means of a blind
boy who has only been eight months at School . ... Donation- The Gospel
according to St Mathew , printed in raised letters for the use of the Blind ; Printed
at the ...

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The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R B to Rock n Roll

Robey could not have succeeded in exploiting the talents of Louis Jordan at this
stage in Peacock Record ' s history , but ... some experience not only paid
immediate dividends in sales , but the extraordinary success of the Blind Boy ' s
gospel ...

Author: James M. Salem

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Category: Music

Page: 274

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If Elvis Presley was a white man who sang in a predominantly black style, Johnny Ace was a black man who sang in a predominantly white one. His soft, crooning "heart ballads" took the black record-buying public by storm in the early 1950s, and he was the first postwar solo black male rhythm and blues star signed to an independent label to attract a white audience. His biggest hit, "Pledging My Love," was at the top of the R&B charts when he died playing Russian roulette in his dressing room between sets at a packed "Negro Christmas dance" in Houston. This first comprehensive treatment of an enigmatic, captivating, and influential performer takes the reader to Beale Street in Memphis and to Houston's Fourth Ward, both vibrant black communities where the music never stopped. Following key players in these two hotspots, James Salem constructs a multifaceted portrait of postwar rhythm and blues, when American popular music (and society) was still clearly segregated.

Bible Society Record

UNION VERSION OF THE EASY WENLI BIBLE . every means in our power to
encourage the Agents of wish to bring to Persia to sell , must be with the perthe
Society ... A CHINESE BLIND BOY'S EXTRAORDINARY POWERS OF MEMORY
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The Journal of Education for Upper Canada

Miscellaneous . was speaking , another scene opened . The students of Wesley
College - - the tutors , scholars , and gownsmen in their proper scholastic
costume - entered the Chapel , headed by their Governor THE BLIND BOY ' S
BEEN AT ...

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The Cottage Gardener

If any young readers glance over this page, let them think much of Henry Dyer,
the little blind boy. ... who enables the afflicted in body to overcome the trial, can
open the spiritual eyes, and lead us into the yet more glorious light of Gospel
Truth.

Author: George W. Johnson, Esq.

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The English Catalogue of Books

Paper , Printing , Bookbinding , & c . 9. ... Hardwick ( C. ) History of the Articles of
Religion Wieseler ( Šarl ) Chronological Synopsis of the Gospels , translated by
Venables Pearson on the Creed , edited by ... Told by herself The Blind Boy .

Author: Sampson Low

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.