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Conor Cruise O'Brien

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  • Herodby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    In Herod: Reflections on Political Violence (first published in 1978) Conor Cruise O'Brien collects a number of essays alongside three short plays that dramatise political arguments through the infamous figure of the Roman king of Judaea for whom the collection is named. 'A great book. In it, O'Brien not only denounces IRA terrorism, as... more...

  • The Suspecting Glanceby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    The Suspecting Glance (first published in 1972) collects Conor Cruise O'Brien's four T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures as delivered at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in November 1969. The lectures were inspired by O'Brien's experience of holding the Albert Schweitzer Chair in Humanities at New York University from 1965-9, and there teaching... more...

  • Passion and Cunningby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 23.33

    Conor Cruise O'Brien's brilliant and hugely controversial 1965 essay on the political convictions of W. B. Yeats is the title-piece for this superb 1988 collection of pieces on politics, religion, nationalism and terrorism. 'O'Brien is a man of strong views, and he writes with verve and wit. Agree with him or not, one reads him with enjoyment.'... more...

  • On the Eve of the Milleniumby Conor Cruise O'brien

    Free Press 1995; US$ 15.95

    Conor Cruise O'Brien is a distinguished statesman and writer. Over a long and varied career, he has served in the Irish external affairs office; was a member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations (at one point being seconded as a special assistant to UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld); was elected an Irish Labour Party parliamentarian,... more...

  • On the Eve of the Milleniumby Conor Cruise O'brien

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    Conor Cruise O'Brien is a distinguished statesman and writer. Over a long and varied career, he has served in the Irish external affairs office; was a member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations (at one point being seconded as a special assistant to UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld); was elected an Irish Labour Party parliamentarian,... more...

  • On the Eve of the Milleniumby Conor Cruise O'brien

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    Conor Cruise O'Brien is a distinguished statesman and writer. Over a long and varied career, he has served in the Irish external affairs office; was a member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations (at one point being seconded as a special assistant to UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld); was elected an Irish Labour Party parliamentarian,... more...

  • The Great Melodyby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 24.78

    Conor Cruise O'Brien's majestic meditation on the life and writings of Burke was originally published in 1992. 'O'Brien [had] been brooding on Edmund Burke for decades. First he worked on a narrative approach and came to a standstill, he knew not why. Then, in the light of much painful observation of the world and its wickedness, he turned to... more...

  • The Long Affairby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; Not Available

    'A spirited attack on Thomas Jefferson . . . a quietly devastating foray into the scripture of the American Revolution.' Frank Callanan, Irish Times Thomas Jefferson, American Minister to France from 1785-9, was an enthusiast for the French Revolution and believed its virtues could be exported back to an America that had waned morally since... more...

  • First in Peaceby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Christopher Hitchens

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    An internationally acclaimed historian and essayist explores the presidency of George Washington and his conflict with Thomas Jefferson—a conflict that determined the future of America more...

  • Maria Crossby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    The first literary phase in the brilliant and protean career of Conor Cruise O'Brien was his work as critic for Dublin literary magazine The Bell , which begat this collection of essays first published in 1952 (under the pseudonym 'Donat O'Donnell', as O'Brien was then a working civil servant.) In it, O'Brien set himself to a study of 'the patterns... more...