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The Resource Independent spirit : essays, Hubert Butler

Independent spirit : essays, Hubert Butler

Label
Independent spirit : essays
Title
Independent spirit
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Hubert Butler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Independent Spirit introduces to American readers the work of Hubert Butler (1900-91), a writer of uncommon elegance and power, whose essays on an amazing range of subjects are gathered here for the first time in the United States. Born to an Anglo-Irish Protestant family which had lived in Kilkenny from the twelfth century, Butler was passionately devoted to the cause of Irish political and cultural independence. An astute, intrepid international observer as well as a canny writer about his own country, he taught English in Leningrad on the morrow of the Revolution, worked in Vienna for the liberation of Austrian Jews after the Anschluss, investigated the deportation of four thousand children in Vichy France, and exposed the Vatican's complicity in a campaign to forcibly convert Orthodox Serbs in Catholic Croatia. His essays on these and other dramas of modern history are small masterpieces, and so are his considerations of Irish history and Irish writers; of English and American literature; of fascist and anti-fascist politics before, during, and after the war; of life in Riga and in Zagreb; of the tone and meaning of country life in the corner of Ireland he called home. Independent Spirit also includes Butler's masterful explorations of the moral and political issues embedded in decisions about abortion and euthanasia. Throughout, Butler's prose exhibits the precision, beauty, and bold originality of a rare European master
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
824/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.B82 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Independent spirit : essays, Hubert Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 588 p.
Isbn
9780374175511
Lccn
95047240
Note
Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 813. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in tan cloth; dark gray paper over boards. Two photocopied book review laid in (Book World, November 10, 1996; New Republic, February 3, 1997).
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33897461
  • ucoclc33897461
Label
Independent spirit : essays, Hubert Butler
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 588 p.
Isbn
9780374175511
Lccn
95047240
Note
Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 813. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in tan cloth; dark gray paper over boards. Two photocopied book review laid in (Book World, November 10, 1996; New Republic, February 3, 1997).
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33897461
  • ucoclc33897461

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