The Eggman and the Fairies (BOK)

John Banville, Hubert Butler

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'He has all the essayist's gifts: a clear, strong prose, a fascination with everyday affairs and their significance sub specie aternitatis, a readiness to generalize, the ability to digress without wandering from the point, to inform without pedantry and enlighten without condescension, to give us pleasure simply by sharing his thoughts.' -- Hugh Bredin This volume contains an essential selection of Hubert Butler's essays on Ireland, written over four decades: reflective, autobiographical pieces which describe a local habitation and a place, but gravitate unerringly towards the great issues of the day - neutrality, partition, censorship, religion, nationalism. With his incisive considerations of individual and political identity, Butler joins the great tradition of Irish libertarians going back to Swift and Burke.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Hubert Butler, John Banville
Notting Hill Editions
ISBN 9781907903502
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Literary essays