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Cadenus & Swifts Most Valuable Friend:  Two Books On Jonathan Swift Sybil Le Brocquy

Cadenus & Swifts Most Valuable Friend: Two Books On Jonathan Swift

Sybil Le Brocquy

Published September 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781843510338
Hardcover
320 pages
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These books are being reissued as they appeared in the first Dolmen Press editions in one composite volume, with an invaluable, contextual introduction by eighteenth-century Swift scholar Andrew Carpenter. He assesses the reaction of Swifts seriousMoreThese books are being reissued as they appeared in the first Dolmen Press editions in one composite volume, with an invaluable, contextual introduction by eighteenth-century Swift scholar Andrew Carpenter. He assesses the reaction of Swifts serious biographers and commentators to the original publications: ... two remarkable books, driven by sympathetic and intuitive enquiry, which made an important contribution to Swift studies when they appeared in the 1960s and which still remain significant for all those interested in Swifts life and works.Cadenus is primarily concerned with the relationship between Swift and Vanessa (Esther Van Homrigh), Swifts Most Valuable Friend with that between Swift and Stella (Esther Johnson). Both help to determine the precise nature of this triangle, and the impact it had on his writing and career.This title is also available in hardback for 40 euro.SYBIL LE BROCQUY (1892-1973), Irish playwright, conservationist and mother of the painter Louis le Brocquy, was immersed in the arts and an acknowledged expert on the life and work of Jonathan Swift. During her lifetime she wrote four books on Swift, published by Liam Millers Dolmen Press.