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J. P. Donleavy: Retire Young Painter Weeping - His Formative Years

Cv/Visual Arts Research, Book 98
Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
Length: 18 mins

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An interview with the author J. P. Donleavy, recorded in 1989 on the occasion of his exhibition at Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery, Chelsea. He describes his formative experience of Dublin, with exhibitions there in 1948, '50, and '51, the catalogue manifestos, for these were his first published writings, leading to work on his first renowned novel, The Ginger Man.


  • Dublin days
  • From painter to author
  • The Ginger Man
  • The manner of writing
  • A view of the exhibition
  • A mysterious imagination
  • Biographical information
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