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The Resource Seán O'Casey : writer at work : a biography, Christopher Murray

Seán O'Casey : writer at work : a biography, Christopher Murray

Label
Seán O'Casey : writer at work : a biography
Title
Seán O'Casey
Title remainder
writer at work : a biography
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sean O'Casey: Writer at Work Christopher Murray takes a fresh look at the life of the last of the great writers of the Irish literary revival. Re-exploring the Dublin of O'Casey's childhood and the political situation in the Ireland during his early life, Murray sets them against O'Casey's autobiographies in an attempt to establish 'O'Casey's Ireland'. The second half of O'Casey's life was spent mostly outside Ireland and much of his income came from the United States. Murray examines his rise as an international figure and contrasts his later, more socialist, work with his more nationalist early work." "Christopher Murray establishes O'Casey as a self-made man of letters, an irrepressible fighter, a man who combined political courage and innocence, torn between a humanist vision of life rooted in his Dublin childhood and a utopian but blinkered loyalty to the Soviet Union." "Sean O'Casey: Writer at Work reconstructs a life committed to writing as a moral endeavour. While acknowledging that much of O'Casey's work was uneven, flawed, and overambitious, Murray argues that at its best it was infused with a passion and generosity that place it among the best bodies of drama in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Christopher
Dewey number
822/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.C33
LC item number
Z773 2004eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Casey, Sean
  • Dramatists, Irish
  • O'Casey, Sean
  • FICTION
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Dramatists, Irish
Label
Seán O'Casey : writer at work : a biography, Christopher Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. First things -- pt. 2. The Dublin plays -- pt. 3. London -- New York -- London -- pt. 4. Toughing it out in Devon -- pt. 5. Last things
Control code
808374037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 590 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773586154
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780773586154
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6ssf2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808374037
Label
Seán O'Casey : writer at work : a biography, Christopher Murray
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. First things -- pt. 2. The Dublin plays -- pt. 3. London -- New York -- London -- pt. 4. Toughing it out in Devon -- pt. 5. Last things
Control code
808374037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 590 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773586154
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780773586154
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6ssf2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808374037

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