Publisher, the Dolmen Press, Dublin – as Dolmen Editions Volume XIV, 1971 (ltd Edition)
Hardback with D/J, bound in the original orange-brown paper covered boards with a cream cloth spine and gold titling on the spine, pp. vii and 168 + portrait of Gogarty.
Condition, Used – Very Good, the case of the book is in very good condition. The contents are tight and clean. There is no inscription. The D/J has some shelf wear with light soiling and the spine is slightly faded. There is rubbing along the top edge and the top of the spine and top corners are bumped and nicked. It has been price clipped.
Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty (1878-1957), born in Rutland Square, Dublin, was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversationalist. He maintained close friendships with W. B. Yeats, AE, George Moore, Lord Dunsany, James Stephens, Seamus O’Sullivan, and other Dublin literati, and continued to write poetry in the midst of his political and professional duties. He served as the inspiration for Buck Mulligan in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
This book contains a group of letters written between June 1904 and January 1907 to his friend George Kennedy Allen Bell (1883-1958), an Anglican theologian, Dean of Canterbury, Bishop of Chichester, member of the House of Lords and a pioneer of the ecumenical movement. Written often in great haste, they reveal the rapid shifts in tone and pace and fantastic imaginativeness that Joyce and others have attributed to Gogarty. Given their ironic portraits of James Joyce, George Moore, and William Butler Years, these letters constitute and invaluable document for those interested in the Irish literary revival. The letters have been edited with a commentary by James F. Carens.
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