Sunday August 9, 2020

Honouring a publishing giant

PRINT CULTURE AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE IN IRELAND, 1660–1941. Edited by Martin Fanning and Raymond Gillespie The Woodfield Press, €45.

15th July, 2006

Words, poems, ideas and novels do not exist in a vacuum. If they need an instigator, then they also need a recipient. If they are sparks, then they need to reach tinder before they can burn. If they are to be disseminated then they require someone with both the energy and the imagination to undertake the role of conduit between the writer and reader.

To put it more succinctly, although writers are vital to the...

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