Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt’s Ireland

Through a beautifully curated collection of archival photographs presented alongside detailed captions and literary quotes from Yeats, Morton, and Thackeray, Through Irish Eyes shows us a world that few who did not live it have ever known. Here we see the beautiful and rugged landscape of the countryside juxtaposed with the darkness of urban life in the city’s underside, complete with a foreword by Malachy McCourt.

“Through Irish Eyes” is a visual tour through the Limerick, Ireland that Frank McCourt brought to life for over a half million readers in his best-selling Angela’s Ashes. Since winning the Pulitzer Prize for literature last year, McCourt’s powerful memoir has not only drawn readers but fervent attention to the entire Irish way of life, in particular, the churches, schools, and row houses of his personal memoir. “Through Irish Eyes” uses stirring black-and-white and color photography to catalogue precise locations as well as provide a visual overview of Irish life. With a forward by Malachy McCourt, Frank McCourt’s younger brother and a central character in Angela’s Ashes, this book is a truly special companion. “Through Irish Eyes” is sure to have a readership that consists not only of those who bought McCourt’s book but also those who heard about it and its Ireland.

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BLEU. She's an oasis child busy being born in New York. She lives in the East Village and spends time writing, reading, making movies, shopping at Chrome Hearts and Opening Ceremony. You might find her indulging at Momofuku, or, she is spinning off those calories at Equinox while simultaneously doing homework.

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