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Book review: Markievicz: prison letters and rebel writings edited by Lindie Naughton

Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon (2021) Book review: Markievicz: prison letters and rebel writings edited by Lindie Naughton. LSE Review of Books (13 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings, Lindie Naughton offers a new edition of the collection of letters written by Constance Markievicz, who was a political activist, an Irish revolutionary and the first woman MP. Originally published in the 1930s as The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz, this new edition presents the letters as they were as well as previously unpublished letters, mostly written to friends and family, including her sister, Eva Gore-Booth, during and in between periods of imprisonment. Alongside offering Markievicz’s perspective on early-twentieth-century Irish politics, the collection provides sometimes surprising insight into the interior life of a figure often overshadowed by her controversial reputation, writes Sharon Crozier-De Rosa. Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings. Lindie Naughton (ed.). Merrion Press. 2018.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 13:21
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108795

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