The Meaning Of Life with Gay Byrne

Series 7 Programme 2

Gay Byrne with

JP Donleavy

JP Donleavy's novel The Ginger Man has been called one of the 20th centuries 100 most influential novels. And yet, on publication, it was widely banned as a debauched and decadent text. Gay Byrne talks to the 86-year-old Irish American writer about his origins in the Bronx and the experiences, ideas and beliefs that have shaped his work.

Watch The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne, Sunday 12th January 2013 at 10.35pm on RTÉ One



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