|Plot Summary of McCarthy's Bar|
|"The historical relationship between Britain (or more specifically England) and Ireland can make life difficult for those people born in England but with Irish influences in their family.
Pete McCarthy is one such person and in McCarthy's Bar he attempts to unravel whether he is English, Irish or both.
Following the golden rule of travel - that he never passes a bar with his name on it - McCarthy does not aim to discuss his dilemma with scholars or academics. He talks about it with the man at the bar or the woman whose Bed & Breakfast he is staying in.
Alex Wolstenholme, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of McCarthy's Bar|
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Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
ethnic of society (outside)
- Irish Culture
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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