Books: Literary Life

Turnabout. Oliver St. John Gogarty is an Irish physician, Senator, wit, poet and the original of Buck Mulligan in Joyce's Ulysses. His autobiographical volumes, As I Was Going Down Sackville Street and Tumbling in the Hay, tell of his indiscreet youth, his love of laughter and low company, his delight in stories of his own and other people's misbehavior. One such got him into a libel suit which cost him £900. But when Patrick Kavanagh, young Irish poet, published The Green Fool (TIME, Feb. 27), fun-loving Dr. Gogarty could not see the...

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