DUBLIN: A Portrait by V. S & Evelyn Hofer Pritchett
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DUBLIN: A Portrait

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Dublin as it is. Dublin as it was. I must declare my interest."" Mostly Dublin as it was, in text, as it is, in photographs. Mr. Pritchett, who has collaborated previously with Evelyn Hofer in London Perceived and New York Proclaimed, provides a historical perspective, indeed devotes himself to this to the near exclusion of current sights. These he leaves to Miss Hofer, whose portraits of aged revolutionaries, mods, seminaries speak a thousand words, whose delineations of Mountjoy Square, the Port are exquisitely etched and tinged. The Earl of Wicklow, Lord Mayne. Sean O'Faolain, the death mask of James Joyce--high great names; Trinity College, Kilmainham Jail--historical presences are here. Taking as his main theme the relations with the English, Mr. Pritchett notes that ""the inevitable politics remain, but the quarrel is over."" ""A rural ethos prevails""...as does a sense of the past as present in this superior volume.

Pub Date: July 23rd, 1967
Publisher: Harper & Row