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Two Unpublished Letters to Eamon de Valera: With an Introduction by Brad Kent

Two Unpublished Letters to Eamon de Valera: With an Introduction by Brad Kent Bernard Shaw Shaw's epistolary output has been the subject of much admiration. Numbered in the hundreds of thousands, it is inevitable that heretofore publicly unknown letters are sporadically discovered. Some of these letters remain unpublished but safely housed in such familiar repositories of Shavian archives as the British Library, the Dan H. Laurence Collection at the University of Guelph, and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. But there are also letters found in private and public collections throughout the world that tend to be off the beaten track for people interested in Shaw and thus they risk never coming into contact with those to whom they might be of some value. Indeed, serendipity led to unearthing two of his unpublished letters in the Eamon de Valera Papers housed in the University College Dublin Archives.1 Eamon de Valera dominated twentieth-century Irish political life like no other person. A veteran of the Easter Rising of 1916, he was voted to Westminster in the 1918 general election as a Member of Parliament for ´ Sinn Fein, the party of which he was president. But with the rest of his party's elected members, he abstained from parliament, forming instead ´ ´ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies Penn State University Press

Two Unpublished Letters to Eamon de Valera: With an Introduction by Brad Kent

SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies , Volume 30 (1) – Sep 30, 2010

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Bernard Shaw Shaw's epistolary output has been the subject of much admiration. Numbered in the hundreds of thousands, it is inevitable that heretofore publicly unknown letters are sporadically discovered. Some of these letters remain unpublished but safely housed in such familiar repositories of Shavian archives as the British Library, the Dan H. Laurence Collection at the University of Guelph, and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. But there are also letters found in private and public collections throughout the world that tend to be off the beaten track for people interested in Shaw and thus they risk never coming into contact with those to whom they might be of some value. Indeed, serendipity led to unearthing two of his unpublished letters in the Eamon de Valera Papers housed in the University College Dublin Archives.1 Eamon de Valera dominated twentieth-century Irish political life like no other person. A veteran of the Easter Rising of 1916, he was voted to Westminster in the 1918 general election as a Member of Parliament for ´ Sinn Fein, the party of which he was president. But with the rest of his party's elected members, he abstained from parliament, forming instead ´ ´

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SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 30, 2010

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