Product Details for : The Autobiography of a Liverpool Irish Slummy
- Author: Pat Omara
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The Autobiography of a Liverpool Irish Slummy is a classic tale of working class life in Liverpool at the turn of the twentieth century.
Born, in 1901, in abject poverty in the slums of Liverpoolís south docks, Pat OíMara chronicles a brutal childhood dominated by an alcoholic father. Survival is paramount and there is no room for sentimentality in this remarkable account of one manís struggle to escape the drabness and violence of everyday life.
The Autobiography of a Liverpool Irish Slummy was first published to critical acclaim in New York in 1931. There are pitifully few accounts of slum life written by those who inhabited them and Pat OíMaraís book is full of insights about childhood, adolescence and survival in so hostile an environment.