The Resource A Pint of Plain, Bill Barich, (electronic resource)

A Pint of Plain, Bill Barich, (electronic resource)

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A Pint of Plain
Title
A Pint of Plain
Statement of responsibility
Bill Barich
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Language
eng
Summary
After meeting an Irishwoman in London and moving to Dublin, Bill Barich?a "blow-in," or stranger, in Irish parlance?found himself looking for a traditional Irish pub to be his local. There are nearly twelve thousand pubs in Ireland, so he appeared to have plenty of choices. He wanted a pub like the one in John Ford's classic movie, The Quiet Man , offering talk and drink with no distractions, but such pubs are now scare as publicans increasingly rely on flat-screen televisions, rock music, even Texas Hold 'Em to attract a dwindling clientele. For Barich, this signaled that something deeper was at play?an erosion of the essence of Ireland, perhaps without the Irish even being aware. A Pint of Plain is Barich's witty, deeply observant portrait of an Ireland vanishing before our eyes. While 85 percent of the Irish still stop by a pub at least once a month, strict drunk-driving laws have helped to kill business in rural areas. Even traditional Irish music, whose rich roots "connect the past to the present and close a circle," is much less prominent in pub life. Ironically, while Irish pubs in the countryside are closing at the alarming rate of one per day, plastic IPC-type pubs are being born in foreign countries at the exact same rate. From the famed watering holes of Dublin to tiny village pubs, Barich introduces a colorful array of characters, and, ever pursuing craic, the ineffable Irish word for a good time, engages in an unvarnished yet affectionate discussion about what it means to be Irish today
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Barich, Bill
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  • Cooking & Food
  • History
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
Label
A Pint of Plain, Bill Barich, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510732209
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unknown sound
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  • remote
Stock number
4FF899EE-7E6B-485A-850D-3B85E456FF6A
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Label
A Pint of Plain, Bill Barich, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/4ff899ee-7e6b-485a-850d-3b85e456ff6a
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510732209
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
4FF899EE-7E6B-485A-850D-3B85E456FF6A
System details
OverDrive Read

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