One of the few Irish words that everyone in Ireland knows is amadán, ‘an idiot’. They might know liúdramán too, which is ‘a wastrel or a lout, or a lazy-bones’.
It’s appropriate that it’s these nasty words that are most widely known, as Irish is particularly well-endowed with such slurs, insults and brickbats. It’s built upon them, and not in any mean-spirited, vulgar way; the words have a warmth to them, a sense of comradery, that make them edgy, but not overly offensive.
Dána Gránna - Nasty Words for People is a collection of 42 such words selected by Manchán Magan, with illustrations by the Korean artist, Antic-Ham. It’s a limited edition, handcrafted book, made by RedFoxPress on their kitchen table in a clifftop cottage overlooking the Atlantic on Achill Island.
The art-books created by RedFoxPress are to be found in the greatest art collections in the world, including MOMA, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Guttenberg Museum. Each copy is individually numbered and part of limited 200 edition print-run.
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