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Sebastian Barry

Autor(a) de The Secret Scripture

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About the Author

Sebastian Barry is a playwright whose work has been produced in London, Dublin, Sydney, and New York. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland, with his wife and three children. Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer and playwright, born in 1955. He is the author of two novels, A Long Long Way and Days Without mostrar mais End, which won the Costa Book Award for best novel. His other awards include the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year, the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Sebastian Barry

The Secret Scripture (2008) 2,814 exemplares
Days without End (2016) 1,228 exemplares
A Long, Long Way (2005) 1,204 exemplares
On Canaan's Side (2011) 712 exemplares
The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (0204) — Autor — 524 exemplares
Annie Dunne (2002) 371 exemplares
The Temporary Gentleman (2014) 301 exemplares
Old God's Time (2023) 276 exemplares
A Thousand Moons (2020) 276 exemplares
The Steward of Christendom (1996) 49 exemplares
Our Lady of Sligo (1998) 18 exemplares
De verre voortijd (2023) 18 exemplares
The Pride of Parnell Street (2007) 15 exemplares
Andersen's English (2010) 12 exemplares
Sebastian Barry Plays: 1 (1997) 11 exemplares
On Blueberry Hill (2017) 10 exemplares
Whistling Psyche/Fred and Jane (2004) 8 exemplares
Dallas Sweetman (2008) 8 exemplares
Hinterland (2002) 8 exemplares
Macker's garden (1982) 7 exemplares
The Engine of Owl-light (1987) 6 exemplares
Tales of Ballycumber (2009) 5 exemplares
The Pinkening Boy (2004) 5 exemplares
The Water-Colourist (1983) 3 exemplares
Au bon vieux temps de Dieu (2023) 2 exemplares
White Woman Street 1 exemplar
The Rhetorical Town (1985) 1 exemplar
Annie Dunn (2002) 1 exemplar
Boss Grady's Boys (2006) 1 exemplar
Gentleman auf Zeit (2017) 1 exemplar
A Russian Beauty 1 exemplar
Whistling Psyche (2010) 1 exemplar
Temps immemorials 1 exemplar

Associated Works

In Parenthesis (1937) — Prefácio, algumas edições610 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Secret Scripture [2016 film] (2016) — Original book — 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Dublin, Ireland
Locais de residência
Dublin, Ireland
County Wicklow, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin
Harry Ransom Center
University of Iowa
Villanova University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Lloyds Private Banking Playwright of the Year Award (1995)
Derek Johns (AP Watt)

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Sebastian Barry is an Irish novelist, playwright and poet. He was named Laureate for Irish Fiction, 2019–2021. He is noted for his dense literary writing style and is considered one of Ireland's finest writers.



October 2022: Sebastian Barry em Monthly Author Reads (Outubro 2022)
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry em Booker Prize (Setembro 2011)


A surfeit of tragedy and a tremendous amount of overblown prose. At times, there are three disparate metaphors in a row to describe something that could stand and be understood on its own—no metaphors required AT ALL. Oh, dear. This was just too much. Quite out of control much of the time. Restraint, Mr. Barry. Restraint. Less would have been so much more.
fountainoverflows | 21 outras críticas | Nov 14, 2023 |
While the story of the book wasn't all bad, from a historical perspective I kind of liked it, I really hated this book. I just could not get over the poetic ramblings by Barry. The fact that Sebastian Barry felt like he had to describe every little thing in his book as if it was a melancholic painting just made me angry. So it didn't matter what happened in the book, everytime when he so much as described a ray of sunlight my eyes involuntarily started to roll. I think this book had a nice premise with an average story which was thoroughly ruined by a writer trying to be dramatic.… (mais)
bramboomen | 149 outras críticas | Oct 18, 2023 |
Told from two different angles, both of whom are unreliable narrators.[return][return]Roseanne, an elderly woman of not-quite-determined age has been living in an Irish mental hospital for at least 60 years. Dr Grene, nearing retirement, tries to assess Roseanne as the hospital is about to be relocated and he needs to assess where she should go. [return][return]In secret Roseanne starts to write her history, and running along side this you get to hear what Dr Grene finds out about her from various sources. It's a turbulent time in Ireland, the civil war is raging to be followed by WW2. Non Catholics are viewed by suspicion, the population are in thrall to the Catholic priests, who in turn believe their word is law and they are not to be ignored. Women who do not submit and conform (especially if they are pretty or sexually aware) are to be downtrodden, and if necessary committed to an asylum.[return][return]Roseanne tells her own version of her young life and what led to her committal to the asylum. Grene finds the alternate version, and in himself finds that he has put his own version of the truth, so recognises that noone's recollection is perfect. He also learns some shocking and surprising truths in the end.[return][return]Lovely, occasionally painful (it reminds me of my cultural heritage, and pushes a set of buttons in me that makes me very angry - primarily directed against the Catholic church and Irish priests in particular!), this has been catching my eye several times over the last few years and am now glad have read it… (mais)
nordie | 149 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |
I can't remember the last time I cared so much and so deeply about fictional characters. I couldn't read this book fast enough and the last several chapters had me hyperventilating from sheer concern for these people and the outcome of their story. As I said a book hasn't made me feel emotions this violently in quite a long time, for that, the characters and the beautiful and sleek writing style it gets a 5/5 easily.
Autolycus21 | 77 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |



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