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Vivid Faces - The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R337
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Vivid Faces - The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (Hardcover): R.F. Foster
Vivid Faces - The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (Hardcover): R.F. Foster

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R.F. Foster

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A searing cultural history of the remarkable generation who transformed Ireland, from R. F. Foster Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year and Observer Books of the Year 2014. Vivid Faces surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. Determined to reconstruct the world and defining themselves against their parents, they were in several senses a revolutionary generation. The Ireland that eventually emerged bore little relation to the brave new world they had conjured up in student societies, agit-prop theatre groups, vegetarian restaurants, feminist collectives, volunteer militias, Irish-language summer schools, and radical newspaper offices. Roy Foster's book investigates that world, and the extraordinary people who occupied it. Looking back from old age, one of the most magnetic members of the revolutionary generation reflected that 'the phoenix of our youth has fluttered to earth a miserable old hen', but he also wondered 'how many people nowadays get so much fun as we did'. Working from a rich trawl of contemporary diaries, letters and reflections, Vivid Faces re-creates the argumentative, exciting, subversive and original lives of people who made a revolution, as well as the disillusionment in which it ended.

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Imprint: Allen Lane
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2014
Authors: R.F. Foster
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-1-84614-463-9
Barcode: 9781846144639
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LSN: 1-84614-463-9

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