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The Resource Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil

Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil

Label
Peadar O'Donnell
Title
Peadar O'Donnell
Statement of responsibility
Donal Ó Drisceoil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peadar O'Donnell (1893-1986), 'the greatest agitator of his generation', was an Irish socialist and republican who believed in the indivisibility of the struggles against capitalism and British imperialism. He moved from his role as a radical trade union organiser in 1918-19 to the senior ranks of the IRA during the War of Independence and Civil War. Over the following decade he strove to make class struggle the dynamic of republican politics and to transform the IRA into a Connollyite citizen army. He was a key figure in the republican-communist partnership of the late twenties/early thirties and the primary instigator of the left-republican Saor Eire and Republican Congress initiatives. He was also the driving force of the campaign against the payment of land annuities to Britain, an issue that helped Fianna Fail to power in 1932 and sparked off the Economic War." "O'Donnell was also a prolific political journalist and the author of seven novels and one play that often brilliantly evoke community life in the islands and glens of his native Donegal. Probably his most important cultural legacy was the legendary Bell magazine, which he founded in 1940 and edited from 1946 to 1954. His stature, reputation and longevity later earned him the status of 'grand old man of the Irish left'. A life-long campaigner on behalf of those marginalised in Irish society, particularly improverished emigrants and small farmers, he was also prominently associated with progressive international causes such as the defence of the Spanish Republic and opposition to the American war in Vietnam." "This new biography critically examines O'Donnell's political and creative career. It not only gives new insights into an extraordinary individual, but with its emphasis on historical context, offers fresh perspectives on the dynamics of Irish political, social and cultural life in the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ó Drisceoil, Donal
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Radical Irish lives
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Novelists, Irish
  • Ireland
  • Revolutionaries
  • Socialists
  • Editors
  • O'Donnell, Peadar
  • O'Donnell, Peadar
Label
Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-154) and index
Control code
ocm46731170
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 164 p.
Isbn
9781859183106
Lccn
2001028703
Other control number
9781859183106
Label
Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-154) and index
Control code
ocm46731170
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 164 p.
Isbn
9781859183106
Lccn
2001028703
Other control number
9781859183106

Library Locations

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