J.P. Donleavy

The Ginger Man

originally published:
Paris : Olympia Press

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 125.


  • First Book(1955)
  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(099)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 4/23/1926
born as: James Patrick Donleavy

American-born author of the lusty comic novel The Ginger Man (Paris, 1955; U.S., 1958), which introduced Dangerfield, the coarse, comic antihero. Donleavy is noted for characters who display heroism in the face of a mad universe and remain deeply attached to life despite its flaws. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature