Irish Books and Irish People

Irish Books and Irish People

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"[...]were really the damning defects of their work-an easy fluency of wit, a careless spontaneity of laughter. They have taken Moore for a great poet, and Handy Andy for a humorist to be proud of. Yet an Irishman who wishes to speak dispassionately must find humour of a very different kind from that of Handy Andy or Harry Lorrequer either, to commend without reserve, as a thing that may be put forward to rank with what is best in other literatures. Taking Sheridan and Miss Edgeworth as marking the point of departure, it becomes obvious that one is an end, the other at a beginning. Sheridan belongs body and soul to the eighteenth century; Miss Edgeworth, though her name sounds oddly in that context, is part and parcel of the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.06mm | 154.22g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507703996
  • 9781507703991

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