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Conor Cruise O'Brien

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  • 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...

  • To Katanga and Backby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    July 1960: The newly independent Congo is hit by the secession of its mineral rich-province Katanga, led by Mo´se Tshombe and backed by Belgium and Britain. June 1961: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien arrives in Katanga as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskj÷ld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate... more...

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

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    "All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the... more...

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

    Free Press 1995; US$ 15.95

    "All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the... more...

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

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    "All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the... 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 JeffersonŚa conflict that determined the future of America more...

  • Skeffby Andree Sheehy Skeffington; Conor Cruise O' Brien

    The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 7.28

    Owen Sheehy Skeffington was one of the few Irish public figures who carried a flame for individual conscience and humanitarianism during the mid century. He came from a socialist-republican backround (his father, Francis, a pacifist, murdered in 1916; his mother, Hanna, a prominent suffragette), and was to dedicate his life to the defence of liberal... more...

  • Writers and Politicsby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015;

    Arguably Conor Cruise O'Brien's most influential and admired book was this brilliant collection of essays - on history, literature and public affairs - first published in 1965. 'I can still remember the excitement with which I discovered a copy of Writers and Politics , in a provincial library in Devonshire thirty years ago. Nobody who tries... more...

  • Camusby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015;

    Conor Cruise O'Brien's penetrative reading of Albert Camus, Nobel laureate and author of L'╔tranger and La Peste , was originally published in 1970. 'O'Brien's Camus is brilliant. While having been himself profoundly moved by Camus's work, he asks why students have so often misinterpreted him.' Marghanita Laski, The Times '[ Camus ]... more...

  • States of Irelandby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015;

    Written in 1972 in the wake of Bloody Sunday and direct rule, States of Ireland was Conor Cruise O'Brien's searching analysis of contemporary Irish nationalism: part-memoir, part-history, part-polemic. 'If The Great Melody (1992) is O'Brien's major academic work, States of Ireland is the one that will endure as a vital moment in Irish intellectual... more...

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