The Pear is Ripe. A Memoir. Dublin: Liberties Press, 2007. Limited Edition of 200 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Author. Pp, 240. Illustrated. A fine copy in dust jacket dust jacket reproducing a painting by Robert Ballagh, in publisher's card slipcase. Montague recounts his time in the West Coast of USA during the Flower Power era, his time in France in the late 1960's and in Cork, where he continued to persue his career as poet and academic.