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The Valley of the Squinting Windows

by MacNamara, Brinsley

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  • Hardcover
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New York: Brentano's, 1919. First American Edition (1919.) Hardcover with dust jacket. 8vo with 296 pages. There is a 5 page prefatory note by MacNamara noting the furor the book caused in Ireland. Brinsley MacNamara (1890-1963) was an Irish writer, playwright, and the registrar of the National Gallery of Ireland. He is the author of several novels, the most well-known of which was his first, The Valley of the Squinting Windows (1918). The book is in very good condition with foxing to end papers. Interior is clean and tight. The dust jacket is in good condition with some shelf wear, rubbing to edges, old tape reinforcement on verso, drawing in pencil on verso and soiling to rear panel. White spine, blue text. #031370 . First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. Fiction.


Valley of the Squinting Windows is a novel by Brinsley MacNamara, set in the fictional village of "Garradrimna", County Westmeath, Ireland. While McNamara insists that Garradrimna could represent any village in Ireland, geographical landmarks mentioned in the book indicate that Garradrimna coincides with the real-world town of Delvin. The novel itself never refers to Delvin by name.


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The Valley of the Squinting Windows
MacNamara, Brinsley
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First American Edition
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New York
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MacNamara, Brinsley The Valley of the Squinting Windows Irish Literature

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