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The Big Chapel

The Big Chapel The Big Chapel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize It is a novel about a man a family and a town Basing his work upon a notorious clerical scandal

  • Title: The Big Chapel
  • Author: Thomas Kilroy
  • ISBN: 9780330235518
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Big Chapel was shortlisted for the 1971 Booker Prize and winner of 1971 the Guardian Fiction Prize It is a novel about a man, a family and a town Basing his work upon a notorious clerical scandal of Victorian Ireland, Thomas Kilroy has written an anatomy of religious violence that remains relevant.In scenes that range from the private and lyrical to the panorama of aThe Big Chapel was shortlisted for the 1971 Booker Prize and winner of 1971 the Guardian Fiction Prize It is a novel about a man, a family and a town Basing his work upon a notorious clerical scandal of Victorian Ireland, Thomas Kilroy has written an anatomy of religious violence that remains relevant.In scenes that range from the private and lyrical to the panorama of a whole community in convulsion he draws upon a deep knowledge of the history and folklore of nineteenth century Ireland While there is a great deal of humour in The Big Chapel it is, finally, a work of grave tragic proportions.It is the characters however that remain longest in the memory Father Lannigan, the anguished demagogue, the man haunted by the implications of his own revolution Emerine Scully, a man unable to choose, at a time when all men are faced by choice And Horace Percy Butler, landlord and amateur scientist, a comic, tragic character who is quite unlike anyone else in Irish fiction The novel is punctuated with extracts from Butler s journal which is itself a remarkable tour de force.

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    1. Thomas Kilroy is a highly decorated writer having won the Guardian Prize for this novel and according to the Man Booker website his awards include “the Heinemann Award for Literature; The Aib Literary Prize; the American-Irish Foundation Award for Literature; The Rockefeller Foundation Residency; the Kyoto University Foundation Fellowship; and a Prix Nikki Special Commendation.” better known as a playwright, having ten published plays and a number of adaptations to his name.His only novel wa [...]


    2. Kilroy is known as a contemporary Irish playwright, but his fiction is worth the time. This one was alarmingly stark, but then again, it is about the Irish religious wars so you know, stark fits.


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