Niall Montgomery, Dublinman :
selected writings introduced by Christine O'Neill.
|Main Creator:||Montgomery, Niall, 1915-1987.|
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Dublin : Ashfield Press, 2015.
The NLI holds the Niall Montgomery Papers.
Niall Montgomery (1915-1987), son of the Irish Free State's first film censor James Montgomery, was an architect, poet, artist and literary critic. A Dublinman to the core, he was passionately interested in his native city, its preservation and restoration. As an artist, he was regularly invited to show paintings, drawings and installations at important exhibitions. However, Montgomery's first love was literature. He wrote verse, plays and criticism. He was an early Irish champion of James Joyce and was an acknowledged authority on his works. He wrote many 'Cruiskeen Lawn' columns for Brian O'Nolan. His lifelong friendship with Samuel Beckett began around the same time. This book collects the best of his writing on the architecture of Dublin, on James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. It aims to present Montgomery's passionate attachment to his native city. The first part of the book provides context and background to the interests he pursued over decades. Some recollections of his friends complete the picture of this remarkable man.
Physical description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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