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By Conor Cruise O'Brien,Oliver Kamm

The first literary part within the impressive and protean profession of Conor Cruise O'Brien used to be his paintings as critic for Dublin literary journal The Bell, which begat this number of essays first released in 1952 (under the pseudonym 'Donat O'Donnell', as O'Brien was once then a operating civil servant.) In it, O'Brien set himself to a examine of 'the styles of numerous quite bright imaginations that are permeated by way of Catholicism' - from Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh to Francois Mauriac and Paul Claudel - and to examine 'what these styles may possibly share'. The originality and aptitude of Maria Cross gained O'Brien many vocal admirers, between them Dag Hammarskjold, cerebral Secretary-General of the United Nations.

'A best and from time to time tremendous booklet, admirably and wittily written.'New Statesman

'One of the main acute and stimulating books of literary feedback to be released for a few years.' Spectator

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