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Pint of Plain

Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub



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A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub by Bill Barich
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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 Biography

Bill Barich has written for the "New Yorker "and other publications for many years. The author of the classic "Laughing in the Hills," he lives in Dublin.
Release date Australia
February 2nd, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Walker & Company
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