Lady Gregory's Toothbrush

Title

Lady Gregory's Toothbrush

Authors

Colm Tóibín

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Document Type

Book

Description

In this remarkable biographical essay, Colm Tóibín examines the contradictions that defined Lady Gregory, an essential figure in Irish cultural history. She was the wife of a landlord and member of Parliament who had been personally responsible for introducing measures that compounded the misery of the Irish peasantry during the Great Famine. Yet, Lady Gregory devoted much of her creative energy to idealizing that same peasantry, while never abandoning the aristocratic hauteur, the social connections, or the great house that her birth and marriage had bequeathed to her.

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

University of Wisconsin Press

City

Madison

State

WI

Award

2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History | Nonfiction

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