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Lady Gregory's Toothbrush
 
 
Author
Colm Toibin.
Publisher Picador  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
ISBN 9780330520959
Pages/Publication Date 127/2010
Daedalus Item Code 24022
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The author of Booker Prize–shortlisted fiction like The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, Colm Tóibín is also renowned for such essay collections as Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodóvar. Here he profiles a remarkable figure in Celtic history, Augusta Gregory, who was married to an MP and landowner, yet retained an unprecedented independence in thought and deed. She saw no conflict in idealizing and mythologizing the Irish peasantry, for example, while her husband introduced legislation that would, in part, lead to the widespread misery of the Great Famine. And yet, as an outspoken opponent of censorship, a founder of the Abbey Theatre, and a mentor, muse, and mother figure to W.B. Yeats, Gregory played a pivotal role in shaping Irish literary and dramatic history.

"Biographical portraits are too often nowadays smudged in a surfeit of words.... This one is a brilliant illumination."—Spectator (UK)

 
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