Crystal Clear: The Selected Prose of John Jordan

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Writer, poet, academic, broadcaster and re-founder of the magazine Poetry Ireland , Dublin-born John Jordan (1930-88) was a distinguished scholar - critic in the Dublin of the fifties and sixties. This gathering of prose essays and reviews are taken from the columns of the Irish Press , Hibernia , The Crane Bag and Irish University Review . They focus on Joyce, Kavanagh, O'Casey, Behan, Bowen, Gregory, Shaw and Wilde, as well as on Irish drama and Paul Valery. Jordan brings a continental sensibility to bear on his literary milieu.