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Award-winning, Independent Bookshop in South Dublin

The Company of Books is an award-winning, independent bookshop in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. We stock an extensive range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books which are available in the shop and on our site. 

Projectionist, The

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ISBN: 9781848404571
Author: Carlo Gebler
Format: Hardback

‘Projection (Psychoanalysis). The unconscious process or fact of projecting one’s fears, feelings, desires or fantasies onto other persons, things or situations, in order to avoid recognizing them as one’s own and so as to justify one’s behaviour.’ Ernest Gebler, writer of such international bestsellers as The Plymouth Adventure and Call Me Daddy, which became the film Hoffman, led a turbulent and fascinating life. At the helm of one of Ireland’s best-known literary families, his life was one of staggering complexity, elusiveness and immense talent that spanned a tumultuous century.

In a book that is both biography and memoir, Carlo Gebler, Ernest’s estranged son, tells the enthralling story of his father’s life, covering his strange and alienated childhood, his disastrous family relationships, his marriage to writer Edna O’Brien, his staunch socialism and uncompromising disciplinary attitude, and his final heartbreaking struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Had the subject been given a choice, he would never have allowed the writer to tell his story. In The Projectionist, Carlo Gebler draws on a rich archive of previously undiscovered autobiographical notes, as well as his own personal memories.

He explores and interprets his Ernest’s life in the hope of understanding a father he barely knew, a life he didn’t share, and a man who was both fascinating and fearful.

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About The Company Of Books

The Company of Books opened at 96 Ranelagh Village in November 2009 and has been gathering good reviews and loyal customers since.  Country Finalist for Independent Bookshop of the Year 2021 (Booksellers Association) and Dublin Winner of An Post Bookshop of the Year.

We have an eclectic mix of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books offering something for everyone. Spot a review of a book you’d like to read? Contact us and if we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you.

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