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Welcome to the Ireland of its Writers

Walk the streets of Dublin with Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Roddy Doyle. Contemplate the wild glens of Wicklow with John Millington Synge and Seamus Heaney. Wander the thrilling Cliffs of Moher with Wallace Stevens. Visit antic Limerick with Frank McCourt; mysterious Coole Park with Lady Gregory; breathtaking Sligo
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ebook, 480 pages
Published February 16th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published February 13th 2001)
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Bruce
Apr 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The works in this anthology are organized geographically and include both narrative and non-fiction pieces by authors alive and dead, each being followed by a brief essay discussing the places described in the main article - how to reach the location, what is there today, etc. Most of the selections are well written and entertaining, and the commentary, too, is interesting for the most part. I find that with each reading, my list of wish-to-read books increases; I’ll never get to them all, alas. ...more
EJ
Jun 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Ireland
It has been far too long since I have been to Ireland. This book has tugged on my heart once again to go there...I just can't stay away. Along with the country and history itself, the irish literature has always been close to my heart; from the poetry of yeats that we all learned in High School to long forgotten Irish tales that seem to pop up every once in awhile....this book brings us back to that. Reminding us of all the great writers that have come out of Ireland....The introduction alone, p ...more
Terry Tracz
If you are a lover of Irish Literature and intend to visit Ireland, this book is for you! Since I am not familiar with even the most famous Irish authors, this book was less interesting to me, but I still enjoyed the hints given in each section entitled "for the Literary Traveler".
Bill Hurlbut
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book as accompaniment for our trip to Ireland last year. It is useful as both a guide to special places and as an introduction to Irish literature, though its focus is on landscapes, people, and places rather than literary importance.
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SUSAN CAHILL has published several travel books on France, Italy, and Ireland, including Hidden Gardens of Paris and The Streets of Paris. She is the editor of the bestselling Women and Fiction series and author of the novel Earth Angels. She spends a few months in Paris every year. MARION RANOUX, a native Parisienne, is an experienced freelance photographer and translator into French of Czech lit ...more
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