Dublin: A Portrait

Dublin: A Portrait

by V. S. Pritchett

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Dublin: A Portrait by V. S. Pritchett


VS. Pritchett, master of the short story, is also the most evocative of travel writers. First published in 1967, his portrait of Dublin - its past, politics and people, its grand mansions and curious corners - is as beguiling and eloquent as the city itself, as he writes of the Dublin he knew in the 1920s, of visits to Sean O'Casey and Yeats (brandishing a teapot in his rage at Shaw) and of the changing city forty years later, facing the future but still as eccentric and engaging as ever.

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ISBN-13: 9781448200740
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1900-1997) was born over a toyshop in 1900 and, much to his everlasting distaste, was named after Queen Victoria. A writer and critic, his is widely reputed to be one of the best short story writers of all time, with the rare ability to capture the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life. He died in 1997.

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