Dorothy Parker on J.P. Donleavy’s The Ginger Man
This article has been published by Public Books and hosted on The Literary Hub. It begins:
“J. P. Donleavy, author of the stunning novel, The Ginger Man, was born in Brooklyn, grew up in the Bronx, then went to Dublin and studied at Trinity College. He must have come back to his native soil for a time, for the dust cover of his novel says it was mostly written in the Bronx and in Boston, but wherever it was done, he did it with the love of Dublin ways in his heart, and the beat of Dublin talk in his head. Though I also have a complete set of less-engaging leaning—I think that it will be many a day before I come upon one anywhere near as brilliant as The Ginger Man. And when I do, I think it will be written by Mr. Donleavy.