|Plot Summary of A Monk Swimming|
|"Malachy McCourt, Frank's brother, writes his memoir. Like his brother he left his childhood poverty in Limerick for New York. There he found himself a place in the saloons as a bartender and story teller. He appeared on stage and television performing the works of Irish authors like James Joyce. Later he found himself in trouble with the law, and spent some time traveling around the world on the run.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Monk Swimming|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- immigrant story
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (northeast)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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