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The Resource The appleman and the poet, Hubert Butler ; edited by Anthony Farrell

The appleman and the poet, Hubert Butler ; edited by Anthony Farrell

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The appleman and the poet
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The appleman and the poet
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Hubert Butler ; edited by Anthony Farrell
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eng
Summary
The Appleman and the Poet, the fifth volume of Hubert Butler's essays, completes a thirty-year odyssey embarked upon by The Lilliput Press in 1984. Our flagship author has finally come home, welcomed by Fintan O'Toole in his foreword: 'One of the great joys of these essays is the discovery of sentences as sharp and lithe as a Toledo rapier.' Beginning with 'Russian Dispatches 1932<U+0127> �1946, ' Butler gives an evocative description <U+0127> � from the viewpoint of a bourgeois teacher <U+0127> � of a society in dissolution, before the onset of Stalin's Great Purge, as show farms give way to show trials, the iron curtain descends across Europe, and Communism and Christianity lock horns. Part Two, 'Peace News Papers 1948<U+0127> �1958, ' largely derives from the weekly Peace News, in which Butler debates and defends with steely precision Ireland's neutrality, pacifism, and the integrity of Yugoslavia, 'where we know that in 1941 and 1942 one very pious government [Croatia's] perpetrated the greatest massacre in the history of Christendom.' 'Autobiographies' contains some of Butler's most affecting work. It describes his parents and home at Maidenhall; details his education in England; reflects on a universal sexuality; has a poignant piece about deafness; and concludes with the Virgilian essay of the book's title. Part Four, 'Musings of an Irish Protestant, ' expresses Butler's potent sense of an Anglo-Irish identity and community: from the 'right of private judgment' proclaimed at the 1782 Dungannon Convention, in a line of descent from Charlemont, Henry Grattan, Wolfe Tone and Emmet, via Thomas Davis, Standish O'Grady, Parnell and Arthur Griffith, to Yeats and the men of 1916 <U+0127> � all independent spirits. 'Family Matters' addresses the Butler clan at home and abroad, with essays taken from the Journal of the Butler Society.--
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Butler, Hubert
Dewey number
828.91409
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no index present
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non fiction
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Farrell, Anthony
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  • Butler, Hubert
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Ireland
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The appleman and the poet, Hubert Butler ; edited by Anthony Farrell
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17556673
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781843512677
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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  • 18158597
  • (OCoLC)885148225
Label
The appleman and the poet, Hubert Butler ; edited by Anthony Farrell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17556673
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781843512677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 18158597
  • (OCoLC)885148225

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