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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2023

Christopher Morash
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Trinity College Dublin
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George Bernard Shaw was once asked if Ireland would ever stop producing great actors, to which he reputedly replied: ‘I’m afraid not.’ The same could be said of Dublin and writers.

To put that continuing deluge of words in context, history makes a good place to start. While there have been histories of Dublin since at least John T. Gilbert’s epic three volume tome (1854–1859), David Dickson’s Dublin: The Making of a Capital City (London: Profile, 2014) is the lively, authoritative, standard work, and is likely to remain so for many years; the book you are reading is much indebted to it. The same author’s The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021) makes a useful supplement.

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Dublin
A Writer's City
, pp. 252 - 256
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Read On …
  • Christopher Morash, Trinity College Dublin
  • Book: Dublin
  • Online publication: 16 February 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108917810.013
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  • Read On …
  • Christopher Morash, Trinity College Dublin
  • Book: Dublin
  • Online publication: 16 February 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108917810.013
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