A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub

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  • “Shhhhhh…Don’t tell, but this is really a book about globalization, not about ‘yer only man’ (i.e., the well-pulled pint of porter). With ‘Oirish’ pubs cropping up in every burg and burb, what has happened to the originals?…An excellent, however sneaky, addition to the literature of globalization.”—Booklist A Pint of Plain is Bill Barich’s witty, deeply observant portrait of an Ireland vanishing before our eyes. Drawing on the wit and wisdom of O’Brien, Joyce, Behan, and Synge, Barich explores how Irish culture has become a commodity for export. While Irish pubs in the countryside are closing at the alarming rate of one per day, replicas are being born in foreign countries at the same rate. From the famed watering holes of Dublin to tiny village pubs, Barich introduces a colorful array of characters, and engages in an unvarnished yet affectionate discussion about what it means to be Irish today.
  • Author:
    Bill Barich
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    941
    EAN:
    9780802710628
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    080271062X
    Label:
    Walker & Company
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $15.00
    Manufacturer:
    Walker & Company
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    256
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2010-02-02
    Publisher:
    Walker & Company
    Studio:
    Walker & Company
    Title:
    A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
    Release Date:
    2010-02-02

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