Books: Gogarty & Pals

TUMBLING IN THE HAY — Oliver Sf. John Gogarty — Reynal & Hitchcock ($2.50).

Dr. Gogarty, "wittiest man in Dublin, has a sharp tongue and a thin skin. Two months ago the famed surgeon-poet-Senator-wit collected £100 libel damages from poor Irish Poet Patrick" Kavanagh. Immortalized in Joyce's Ulysses (1922) as Malachi Mulligan, Gogarty declared that Joyce had perpetrated a gross libel. The Mulligan portrait, said its original, was a brutalized version showing only the bawdy side of his wit; Joyce had maliciously muted his subtler accomplishments, such as his poetry, his witty out-talking of Dublin's best talkers.

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