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The great Pint-Pulling Olympiad

a mostly Irish farce

by Roger Boylan

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ireland
    • Subjects:
    • Terrorism -- Fiction.,
    • Drinking customs -- Fiction.,
    • Ireland -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Roger Boylan.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3552.O915 G74 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination445 p. ;
      Number of Pages445
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3686053M
      ISBN 100802140327
      LC Control Number2003049074
      OCLC/WorldCa52090702

      In The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, as in Killoyle, I would have had no competition from the “real” world against which my made-up city and county of Killoyle must be ruthlessly judged. If it existed, Killoyle would be a Danish and Norman settlement built around an ancient Celtic place of worship, Cuìll gHuaìll (“the church of the flail. > Book Shop > Humour > The Great Pint Pulling Olympiad [SC] Tap or hover to zoom. Expand. The Great Pint Pulling Olympiad [SC] Reference: Condition: New. The town of Killoyle hosts this annual event where every pyrotechnic character emerges from the woodwork in .

      The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad (novel), Grove Press (New York, NY), Contributor of short stories, articles, and book reviews to periodicals, including Scrivener, Recorder, Austin American-Statesman, Boston Review, Texas Observer, and Literary . His novels includes Killoyle, The Great Pint-pulling Olympiad, and The Adorations. As a critic and essayist, he has been a regular contributor to Boston Review and The New York Times Book Review. Roger’s articles and reviews also appear in many other well-known publications, including The Economist, Context, and The Scotsman.

      The skill of doing well in olympiads is best learnt through problem solving. Hence, the following suggestions that I have written below (mostly) focus on learning through solving problems rather than building theory and then working towards proble. is an American writer (b. ) who was raised in Ireland, France, and Switzerland. Boylan attended the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh. His novel Killoyle was published in by Dalkey Archive Press. In , a sequel, The.


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But this is a farce with a heart; even at their most ridiculous, Boylan's characters are deftly drawn and fully human.5/5(8).

In the Irish comic tradition, The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad is an invitation from a dazzling voice in American fiction to share a pint with one of the most fantastic casts of characters in recent memory. The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad: A Mostly Irish Farce by Roger Boylan, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® Roger Boylan's first novel, Killoyle, established him as a brilliant successor to such Irish masters as Joyce, Beckett, and J.

: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. by Roger Boylan Roger Boylan's second novel The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad continues the uproarious saga of the hapless inhabitants of Killoyle, through the frenetic week of the Pint-Pulling Olympiad.

Synopsis The hapless inhabitants of Killoyle, Ireland, face all manner of chaos in this comic novel from an author “capable of spinning a fabulous yarn” (Minnesota Daily). After local lush Mick McCreek gets into a car crash with a cross-dressing church sexton, he enlists the help of a lawyer, Tom O’: Grove Atlantic.

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After crashing into a cross-dressing church sexton, local lush Mick McCreek loses his job as a car. “The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad: A Mostly Irish Farce is a rollicking roller coaster of a novel by Roger Boylan, set in the days leading up to the Pint-Pulling Olympiad in the town of Killoyle, Ireland.

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Inspired stylistically by such writers as Mikhail Bulgakov, Robert Musil, Vladimir Nabokov, Jaroslav Hacek, and James Joyce, and thematically by my lifelong interest in the Catholic religion, the monstrous and incredible life of Adolf Hitler, and the endlessly fascinating history of France–specifically, that dreadful period from to –I started The Adorations soon after my novel Killoyle was.

The Great Pint Pulling Olympiad [SC] The town of Killoyle hosts this annual event where every pyrotechnic character emerges from the woodwork in a swashbuckling romp of prose.

The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad He checked the gas above and below, adjusted his tie and scampered delightedly into the dangerously random Great Outdoors, where it was blustery, rendering his tie a windsock, pointing due East. That way lay Wales, as usual, with England loitering beyond; here in Ireland’s north-southeast it was a cracking.

See all books authored by Roger Boylan, including Killoyle, and The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad: A Mostly Irish Farce, and more on His second novel, The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, is published by Grove Press, New York. The Village Voice said it “resembles Joyce at his comically prolix best.” German versions of both novels, translated by the award-winning German translator and author Harry.

His second Irish novel, The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, is published by Grove Press; the Village Voice said it resembled the work of James Joyce "at his comically prolix best." Both novels were translated into German by the award-winning German translator and author Harry Rowohlt.

edition of this book. During this period the original authors received a great many written and oral communications with respect to it, and these have been seriously considered in the reworking of the material and in deciding which features were worth retaining and emphasizing and which aspects were weak.

As a result, the book. My novel The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad has never found its rightful audience, and that pisses me off. I mean, it’s one thing to be a midlist author with a modest seller on your hands, but it’s quite another to have a book published by an eminent publisher (Grove/Atlantic, in this case) who then does no publicity for it.

None. The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, by Roger Boylan Modern Philosophy Sissela Myrdal Bok is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

I am the author of the novels "Killoyle," "The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad," "Killoyle Wine and Cheese," and "The Adorations," as well as of numerous essays, reviews, and short stories.

My work has been compared to that of James Joyce (by The Village Voice, and others) and Flann O'Brien (by The Irish Emigrant, and others).My novel The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad has never found its rightful audience, and that pisses me off. I mean, it’s one thing to be a midlist author with a modest seller on your hands, but it’s quite another to have a book published by an eminent publisher (Grove/Atlantic.

Roger Boylan’s roots are in Ireland and the New York area. After attending the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh, he worked as a translator, computer technician, teacher, and book editor.

His novel Killoyle was published in