Elizabeth Bowen

Author: Patricia Laurence

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030713601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

View: 400


Elizabeth Bowen: A Literary Life reinvents Bowen as a public intellectual, propagandist, spy, cultural ambassador, journalist, and essayist as well as a writer of fiction. Patricia Laurence counters the popular image of Bowen as a mannered, reserved Anglo-Irish writer and presents her as a bold, independent woman who took risks and made her own rules in life and writing. This biography distinguishes itself from others in the depth of research into the life experiences that fueled Bowen’s writing: her espionage for the British Ministry of Information in neutral Ireland, 1940-1941, and the devoted circle of friends, lovers, intellectuals and writers whom she valued: Isaiah Berlin, William Plomer, Maurice Bowra, Stuart Hampshire, Charles Ritchie, Sean O’Faolain, Virginia Woolf, Rosamond Lehmann, and Eudora Welty, among others. The biography also demonstrates how her feelings of irresolution about national identity and gender roles were dispelled through her writing. Her vivid fiction, often about girls and women, is laced with irony about smooth social surfaces rent by disruptive emotion, the sadness of beleaguered adolescents, the occurrence of cultural dislocation, historical atmosphere, as well as undercurrents of violence in small events, and betrayal and disappointment in romance. Her strong visual imagination—so much a part of the texture of her writing—traces places, scenes, landscapes, and objects that subliminally reveal hidden aspects of her characters. Though her reputation faltered in the 1960s-1970s given her political and social conservatism, now, readers are discovering her passionate and poetic temperament and writing as well as the historical consciousness behind her worldly exterior and writing.

Vanishing Ireland

Author: James Fennell,Turtle Bunbury

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781444733051

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 5182


In Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times, award-winning photographer James Fennell and bestselling author Turtle Bunbury once again journey the length and breadth of Ireland to bring us an extraordinary, powerful new collection of poignant interviews from ordinary men and women who share with us their memories, providing us with an invaluable link to the past. Through words and stunningly evocative photographs, we meet the people of Ireland who lived through adversity and hardship during the formative decades of independent Ireland, yet whose courage, kindness and humour remains intact. We talk with those who watched friends and family sail for foreign shores, and lose ourselves in a world where life was simpler, yet somehow happier; where storytelling, fiddle-playing, céilís and communal pastimes cemented the deep friendships that became the lifeblood of each community. As stories are shared beside the warmth of a fire in farmhouses in Kerry and Clare; in the turf sheds of Limerick and Tipperary; over cups of tea and glasses of whiskey in the kitchens of Wexford, Sligo and Dublin; in the cobbled yards of Wicklow and Tipperary; in the shadow of the hills of Leitrim and Donegal; on the pavements of Dublin City; and against the sound of crashing waves on the coast of Galway, we meet the people who have lived through times of change as the past comes alive through their words. Blacksmiths, saddlers, harness makers and coal miners, mattress makers, factory workers, bonesetters and cattle drivers, all are gathered here as we are afforded a glimpse of the inimitable spirit of the people of this country. The world continues to change but, gathered within these pages, are stories and to be cherished, to keep the past alive long into the future.

Fennell of Co. Kildare

Author: Turtle Bunbury,Art Kavanagh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492709992

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 28

View: 1325


Fennell is just one of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 11/12 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. Most books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.

De Robeck of Co. Kildare

Author: Turtle Bunbury

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491254905

Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 30

View: 4020


De Robeck is just one of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 9/10 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. Most books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.

Clements of Kildare & Leitrim

Author: Turtle Bunbury,Art Kavanagh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491066126

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 26

View: 2493


Clements is just one of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 9 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. All books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.

Dennis of Fortgranite Co. Wicklow

Author: Turtle Bunbury

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490917016

Category:

Page: 36

View: 7976


Dennis of Co. Wicklow is just one of the twelve families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Wicklow published in 2005 and now out of print. In this series 9 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 12 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2005. Most of the images are originals. All books contain an Index and Endnotes.

Fitzgerald & Guinness of Co. Kildare

Author: Turtle Bunbury,Art Kavanagh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492129615

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 46

View: 8119


FitzGerald & Guinness are just two of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 9/10 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. Most books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.

Barton of Straffan Co. Kildare

Author: Turtle Bunbury

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491031759

Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 26

View: 5719


Barton of Co. Kildare is just one of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 9 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. All books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.

Medlicott & Moore of Co. Kildare Ireland

Author: Turtle Bunbury,Art Kavanagh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492282945

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 30

View: 2709


Medlicott & Moore are just two of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 10/11 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. Most books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.

More O'Ferrall & Wolfe of Co. Kildare Ireland

Author: Turtle Bunbury,Art Kavanagh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492325901

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 34

View: 9586


More O'Ferrall & Wolfe are just two of the eighteen families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kildare published in 2004 and now out of print. In this series 10/11 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 18 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2004. Most of the images are originals. Most books contain an Index and Footnotes. The material has been updated as of 2013.