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By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of latest York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from learn in a foreign country, Cornelius Christian enters customs together with his baggage and his lifeless spouse. His first come upon in big apple is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial expenditures. during his tasks he meets the attractive Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's lifeless physique. notwithstanding, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in courtroom.
Cornelius Christian wanders in the course of the nice unhappy cathedral that's big apple, interpreting the human in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. even if lingering within the Automat consuming from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of consumers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a highway nook purely to finish up struggling with his means out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of catastrophe. A Fairytale of recent York is the radical whose identify encouraged the Pogues' tune, stated as 'the most sensible Christmas music ever'
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A Fairy Tale of New York by J. P. Donleavy