"Honor is that quality one cherishes, keeps, proclaims and exemplifies until such time as you are damn sure certain it would do you no bloody damn good to keep, cherish, proclaim or exemplify it any longer."

- J.P. Donleavy from A Singular Country

Photo by Patrick Prendergast
The second (to date) of Donleavy's part-autobiography/part-essay works concerning Ireland and his struggles before and after publication of The Ginger Man. I have found no paperback edition of this title yet. It appears to be one of the few works by the author not published by Penguin in soft cover.

A Singular Country

Cloth | Ryan Publishing Co. Ltd., Peterborough, England 1989 - ISBN 1870805011 - 198 pages

First UK edition. Photography throughout by Patrick Prendergast.

A Singular Country

Cloth | W.W. Norton & Co., NY 1990 - ISBN 0393027600 - 198 pages

First US edition. Photography by Patrick Prendergast.

Ireland - A Singular Country

Cloth | McCulloch Publishing, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1990

Photography throughout by Patrick Prendergast.

Australian variant of the Ryan Publishing edition, bearing Ryan logos and colophon information. Mention of McCulloch on inside DJ flap only. Very scarce.

To purchase books by J.P. Donleavy, go to the Buyers' Guide.

Ireland - A Singular Country

Lilliput Press, Dublin, Ireland, 2011

E-book available in various formats.

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