Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh (1904 –1967) was an Irish poet and novelist. His best-known works include the novel Tarry Flynn, and the poems "On Raglan Road" and "The Great Hunger".

He is known for his accounts of Irish life through reference to the everyday and commonplace.

Kavanagh's personality became progressively quixotic as his drinking increased over the years and his health deteriorated. Eventually becoming a disheveled figure, he moved among the bars of Dublin, drinking whiskey and displaying his predilection for turning on benefactors and friends.

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