The Lie of the Land: Journeys Through Literary Cork

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Cork University Press, 1999 - History - 264 pages
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A stylish companion to the rich literary landscape of Cork city and county, which is sure to sit comfortably in the back pocket of the curious traveller and Corkconian alike.

The spectacular scenic delights of Cork county and city are now complemented by a guide to the rich literary heritage of the area. Divided in an easy to follow manner by natural geographic regions, points of interest are introduced, and through careful selection by Mary Leland, illustrates how setting affect the writers and how the written word reverberates in the landscape.

From city lanes to the broad expanse of the Atlantic shore, the writers who once walked these same routes are brought alive in this comprehensive and stylish volume. Illustrations entice the reader into the book and useful maps are included, so that the book becomes a natural companion on a literary journey.

Writer's included Daniel Corkery, Frank O'Connor, Sean Ó Faoláin, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Edmund Spenser, Séan Ó Ríordáin, Alice Taylor, Paul Durcan, Lennox Robinson, Victoria Glendinning . . . even Charles Dickens makes an appearance!

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Mary Leland is a journalist, critic and novelist.

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