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Sun and Wind

Sun and Wind was Standish James O’Grady’s last work, which he was editing at the time of his death in 1928. Some parts of it were published as journal articles in his lifetime, but most is published here for the first time. Edward A. Hagan describes O’Grady as ’at once a political polemicist, a creative writer, and a somewhat unusual historian’, involved in all three roles in this utopian treatise which ’reveals the pervasive influence of classical scholarship upon the Irish intellectual life of the period’. O’Grady argues for drastic change in Ireland in the first part and in the second makes extensive use of classical Greece as a model for Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Part I Sun and Wind - An Irish sunrise A little epic and a small hero Child, teacher and book Children and animals A welcome visitor. Part II Nature and Man - Nature, The reat Psalm, Air and light and heroic (To Young Ireland), Nations and nations, The Greek polis, Arcadia, An event of world history, The silent race, Homer’s men, Greek women, A picture Editor’s notes.

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