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The Appleman and the Poet free pdf With this luscious, posthumous windfall, Lilliput offers a fifth collection of Butler's essays, found after his death, a capstone to the project begun with Escape from the Anthill in 1985: to bring to light the works of one of Ireland's great prose writers of the twentieth century. Each essay is as resonant and rewarding as those in the existing canon. The Selected Letters will follow. Subject areas include: Russia in the 1930s (Leningrad and Soviet literature), Europe after the War (Spain, Balkans), North America in the 1960s (Church and State under Reagan), Autobiography, Ireland (Southern Protestantism, local history and archaeology, Literature (Joyce, Yeats and Rebecca West) - an astonishing variety of pieces composed between 1930 and 1990. With an Afterword and Bibliography by Butler scholar Robert Tobin.

About Hubert Butler

Hubert Butler was born in Kilkenny on 23 October 1900 and educated in England at Charterhouse and St John's College, Oxford. After working with the Irish County Libraries in the mid-1920s, he travelled extensively, teaching English at Alexandria and Leningrad. In 1934 he went to Yugoslavia on a three-year scholarship from the London School of Slavonic Studies. His translations published at this time were from the Russian: 'Leonid Leonov's The Thief' (1931) and Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' (1934), staged by his brother-in-law Tyrone Guthrie at London's Old Vic in 1933. When his father died in 1941 he came home to Maidenhall in Co. Kilkenny, reviving the Kilkenny Archaeological Society in 1944 after a lapse of fifty years. In 1954 he organized the Kilkenny Debates, staged annually until 1962. In 1967, with Lord Dunboyne, he founded the Butler Society, editing its Journal until his death on 5 January 1991. As a market gardener, essayist and historian, his published works include 'Ten Thousand Saints: A Study in Irish

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Author : Hubert Butler
Publisher : The Lilliput Press Ltd
Data Published : 01 October 2012
ISBN : 184351267X
EAN : 9781843512677
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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