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Title:
Dead as doornails
Author:
Cronin, Anthony.
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Publication Information:
Dublin, Ireland : Lilliput Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
203 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781901866421
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this account of life in post-war literary Dublin, Anthony Cronin writes of the frustrations and pathologies of this generation: the excess of drink; the shortage of sex; the insecurity and begrudgery; the limitations of cultural life in mid-century Ireland, and the bittersweet pull of exile.


Author Notes

Anthony Cronin was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland on December 28, 1923. He was educated at University College Dublin and King's Inns law school. In the 1950s, he was editor of the journal the Bell in Dublin and was later the literary editor of Time and Tide in London. He wrote regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and was a columnist for the Irish Times. He served as cultural and artistic adviser for the prime minister from 1980 to 1983 and again from 1987 to 1992.

During his lifetime, he wrote 16 volumes of poetry, two novels including The Life of Riley, a play, several collections of essays, a memoir entitled Dead as Doornails, and two biographies entitled No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien and Samuel Beckett: The Last Modernist. He died on December 27, 2016 at the age of 92.

(Bowker Author Biography)