Sean O'Casey: A Politician who couldn't help being a Writer

Authors

  • Paul O'Brien

Abstract

Sean O'Casey was born in Dublin in 1880 in an area that had seen better days. He was a man of immense contradictions, who refused to conform to the image created for him by the literary and political elites. In later life, he experienced rejection, exile, censorship, and a determination not to surrender any part of his literary soul to the small-minded bigots who patrolled the corridors of Irish life. We get a sense of a writer who rose above the naysayers and discredited critics who tried to pull him down and who managed to create a literature of lasting value.

Author Biography

Paul O'Brien

Published

2012-09-01