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The Spire: And Other Essays on Modern Irish Culture

The Spire: And Other Essays on Modern Irish Culture (Paperback)

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Bruce Arnold has been one of Ireland's leading journalists and critics for over 40 years. In this selection of some of his most memorable essays and articles, Arnold casts his expert eye on Irish literature, art and contemporary culture. The book is divided into three sections, with the first section covering broad cultural issues, including the title essay, "The Spire", plus essays on the Charlton years, Riverdance and a moving tribute to Jack Lynch. The second section focuses on literature and includes essays on Brendan Kennelly, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney, among others. The third section covers art and features essays on Jack Yeats, Mainie Jellett, Paul Henry, Derek Hill, William Orpen and other prominent Irish artists. Taken together, this collection of writings provides a fascinating look at Ireland's rich cultural heritage as seen by one of its leading commentators and writers.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: The Liffey Press Publication Date: 01/10/2003 ISBN-13: 9781904148364  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bruce Arnold is a writer and journalist based in Dublin. In addition to a distinguished career as a political correspondent for the Irish Independent, he is the author of 14 books, including biographical studies of Charles Haughey and Margaret Thatcher, and studies on Irish cultural matters, including a Concise History of Irish Art and works on Jack Yeats and Sir William Orpen. In 2003, he was awarded an OBE in Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honours list.

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