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Dublin: A Cultural and Literary History

Dublin: A Cultural and Literary History

Siobhan Kilfeather

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"This book is a history of Dublin, with a remarkable feel for the way the past is embodied in bridges and alleyways, sculpture and slums.

But in classical Dublin manner it also ambles and diverges, pausing to illuminate the reader about a whole range of subjects from duels to theatres, maternity hospitals to prisons, the Book of Kells to Bono, Politics, industry, painting, architecture, feminism, poetry, famine, armed insurrection: these are a mere handful of the topics explored in this extraordinarily rich account.

Like all the finest surveys, it combines a deep affection for its subject with an astutely critical eye. There are a good many guides to contemporary Dublin, and a shelf-load of histories of the place; but to combine the two, as Kilfeather has done in the spirit of this series, is a rare achievement."

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Author Siobhan Kilfeather
Publisher Liffey Press
Publication date 12 Jul 2005
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781904148692

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