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Subject: J.P. Donleavy, Writer ("The Ginger Man")

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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 04:27:23pm

J. P. Donleavy, the expatriate American author whose 1955 novel “The Ginger Man” shook up the literary world with its combination of sexual frankness and outrageous humor, died on Monday at a hospital near his home in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. He was 91.
His sister, Mary Rita Donleavy, said the cause was a stroke.



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Today's pic (Sun.Sept.24) -Boy was the lead buried here. Donleavy was one of Ireland's celebrated novelists. His "Ginger Man" has sold 45 million copies world-wide, never out of print, named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library! -MORE ...Bio & PHOTOSSunday, September 24, 02:47:23pm

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