Sebastian Dangerfield leaves his family in Dublin and journeys to London for a life of leisure and vice.
Donleavy's famously bawdy comic novel is about a man who lives for booze and woman and who discards all the restricting conventions of polite society. Donleavy was unable to find a publisher for a novel considered scatological, blasphemous, and generally offensive. It was finally published in Paris by the Olympia Press. This memoir chronicles the story of its fortunes in the publishing world. Donleavy also writes about his Bronx childhood and his years in Ireland and Paris.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Classics, Action + Thrillers, Types of Characters, General, Humorous Fiction, Philosophy, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Society + Social Issues