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A further thought from an earlier post in the playwright section.......

For me alone, the Bull McCabe from John B. Keane’s The Field is one of the most powerful characters in fiction. I have seen him played several times on stage, perhaps played most brilliantly of all by Richard Harris in the Oscar winning film of the same name.


I grew up in Ireland. I remember men like the Bull McCabe as a small boy. They were hard, silent types, hewn of necessity from the Irish landscape. Few ever saw beneath the quartzite and slate exteriors.

John B. Keane captured them perfectly in the Bull McCabe.

Has anyone ever captured something inch-perfect for you in fiction? Absolutely inch-perfect?


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