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Walking With Ghosts: A memoir

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In vivid, melodic prose, Gabriel revisits his childhood in Ireland, a world that has long since been renovated by time, and juxtaposes these memories with scenes from later years, in which he develops and occupies that strange identity of movie star.

Impressionistic and sensual, Byrne's visions of home, of boyhood and adolescence, are gracefully interspersed with jump-cuts to pointedly unglamorous scenes from his life as he becomes an actor, as he becomes celebrated, as he becomes forever recognizable. Byrne is interested in exploring the pathos in what it means to be famous, in what it means to be praised when everything you’ve learned tells you that are not worthy of praise.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760983956
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 10/11/2020
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Price: $16.99

In vivid, melodic prose, Gabriel revisits his childhood in Ireland, a world that has long since been renovated by time, and juxtaposes these memories with scenes from later years, in which he develops and occupies that strange identity of movie star.

Impressionistic and sensual, Byrne's visions of home, of boyhood and adolescence, are gracefully interspersed with jump-cuts to pointedly unglamorous scenes from his life as he becomes an actor, as he becomes celebrated, as he becomes forever recognizable. Byrne is interested in exploring the pathos in what it means to be famous, in what it means to be praised when everything you’ve learned tells you that are not worthy of praise.

Author Information

Gabriel Byrne was born in Dublin in 1950. Before becoming an actor, he joined a seminary with hopes of becoming a Catholic priest. Byrne is best known for his work in The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing and Into the West. He has also done extensive work as a television actor and as a director and producer. He is based in New York.

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