Leaves For The Burning (limited + postcards + facsimile signature)

By: Wall, Mervyn

Price: £35.00

Quantity: 3 available

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


First published in 1952, this new edition includes a seven page introduction by Susan Tomaselli.

''Lucian Brewse Burke, a middle-aged public servant, works in a shabby county council sub-office in the bleak Irish midlands, mired in Kafkaesque bureaucracy and petty skirmishes with locals. Upon the arrival of his old university friends on their way to Yeatss funeral, things turn toward the eccentric. They embark on a days-long, cross-country spree brimming with booze-fueled nostalgia. To the accompaniment of juke boxes blaring a reminder of the steady of Americanisation of Europe, we see public-houses thronged with saints, senators, and sinners; while outside old stone crumbles and thin rain drifts down on an ancient country-side. Despite its melancholy pinings for wasted youth, this mid-century portrait of Ireland is rich in grotesque humor and savage absurdity''.

Title: Leaves For The Burning (limited + postcards + facsimile signature)

Author Name: Wall, Mervyn

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: The Swan River Press: Dublin, Ireland.: 2020.

ISBN Number: 1783800348

ISBN Number 13: 9781783800346

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 48558