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beginning Hubert Butler's e-book of essays is like getting to know gold. He has the entire essayists's presents: a transparent, robust prose, a fascination with daily affairs and their importance sub specie aeternitatis, a readiness to generalize, the power to digress with out pondering from the purpose, to notify with out pedantry and enlighten with no condescension, to provide us excitement just by sharing his strategies. i've got touched purely at the provocative riches contained during this first-class ebook. will probably be valuable through those that own it.' - Hugh Bredin, Fortnight 'I quickly learned I had came across an Irish expertise of ecu stature.' - Chris Agee, The Linen corridor evaluate 'Opening the contents web page, one has an impact of disparateness; last the ebook, of getting chanced on an ouvre ... Butler has the Anglo-Irish antennae for position; his unadorned variety expresses surroundings with awesome clarity.' - Roy Foster, the days Literary complement 'This isn't a booklet to borrow. it's a booklet to maintain. it's not in simple terms clever, urbane and scholarly. it's so much entertaining.' - Liam Robinson, New Hibernia 'Hubert Butler's nice figt is his skill to appreciate the workings of the brain of Catholic Ireland.' - Ulick O'Connor, Sunday Independent

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