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The Resource Walking with ghosts : a memoir, Gabriel Byrne

Walking with ghosts : a memoir, Gabriel Byrne

Label
Walking with ghosts : a memoir
Title
Walking with ghosts
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Byrne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Born to working-class parents and the eldest of six children, he harbored a childhood desire to become a priest. When he was eleven years old, Byrne found himself crossing the Irish Sea to join a seminary in England. Four years later, Byrne had been expelled and he quickly returned to his native city. There he took odd jobs as a messenger boy and a factory laborer to get by. In his spare time, he visited the cinema where he could be alone and yet part of a crowd. It was here that he could begin to imagine a life beyond the grey world of sixties Ireland. He reveled in the theater and poetry of Dublin's streets, populated by characters as eccentric and remarkable as any in fiction, those who spin a yarn with acuity and wit. It was a friend who suggested Byrne join an amateur drama group, a decision that would change his life forever and launch him on an extraordinary forty-year career in film and theater. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame. Walking with Ghosts is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking as well as a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Gabriel
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2601.B96
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byrne, Gabriel
  • Actors
Label
Walking with ghosts : a memoir, Gabriel Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1221014314
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780802157126
Lccn
2020049201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1221014314
Label
Walking with ghosts : a memoir, Gabriel Byrne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1221014314
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780802157126
Lccn
2020049201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1221014314

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