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A Writer's City

Author(s): Christopher Morash

ISBN: 9781108831642
Publication Date: 9/3/23
Pages: 322
Format: Hardback
Regular price £20.00 GBP
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The words of its writers are part of the texture of Dublin, an invisible counterpart to the bricks and pavement we see around us. Beyond the ever-present footsteps of James Joyce's characters, Leopold Bloom or Stephen Dedalus, around the city centre, an ordinary-looking residential street overlooking Dublin Bay, for instance, presents the house where Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney lived for many years; a few blocks away is the house where another Nobel Laureate, W. B. Yeats, was born.  Just down the coast is the pier linked to yet another, Samuel Beckett, from which we can see the Martello Tower that is the setting for the opening chapter of Ulysses. But these are only a few. Step-by-step, Dublin: A Writer's City unfolds a book-lover's map of this unique city, inviting us to experience what it means to live in a great city of literature.  The book is heavily illustrated, and features custom maps.

  • Organised spatially, by zones or areas within the city, allowing readers to explore the city, cutting across historical periods without a preliminary knowledge of the city's history
  • Contains numerous maps, black and white, and colour illustrations, which provides readers with an immersive experience of the city, allowing them to connect the visual with the stories of the city
  • This book is written in a lively, personal writing style with the non-specialist reader in mind