The Ginger Man au­thor dies at 91

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J.P. Don­leavy, the in­cor­ri­gi­ble Ir­ish-Amer­i­can au­thor and play­wright whose rib­ald de­but novel The Ginger Man met scorn, cen­sor­ship and even­tu­ally cel­e­bra­tion as a ground­break­ing clas­sic, has died at age 91. Don­leavy, a na­tive New Yorker who lived his fi­nal years on an estate west of Dublin, died Sept. 11 in Ire­land. The au­thor of more than a dozen books, he was some­times com­pared to James Joyce but was also ad­mired for his sense of hu­mour. The Ginger Man, first pub­lished in 1955, sold more than 45 mil­lion copies and placed No. 99 on a Modern Li­brary list of the great­est English-lan­guage fic­tion of the 20th cen­tury.

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