John Banville: Easter 1916
15 July 2015
Show More Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 by R.F. Foster.
Allen Lane, 433 pp., £10.99, May 2015, 978 0 241 95424 9Show More
“... the fact that in the period immediately following the Rising, most of Europe entered a critical period of revolutionary change. There was the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, and in 1918 Woodrow Wilson, though hardly a firebrand, issued the principles of a new world order of which national self-determination would be a key component. The following January, an assembly of Irish MPs, elected to ...”