The Invader Wore Slippers Hardback
Edited by John Banville
'The breadth of Butler's interests and concerns is remarkable, even for a writer whose career spanned the greater part of a tumultuous century ...whether he is writing about wartime atrocities or local history, the slaughter of the Jews or Celtic hagiography, he speaks with authenticity.
In this he is a member of a dying species.' John Banville 'Like Milosz from Poland or Holub from Czechoslovakia, Butler is a true cosmopolitan, and his writing has something of their unruffled astringency and meditative humour.' John Bayley 'An odyssey, from Ireland to East, West and back again: stemming from and returning to an intellectual tradition which takes in Montaigne and Turgenev as well as Swift and Shaw - It moves like a searchlight, to take in and illuminate the largest questions imaginable.' R.F.
Foster 'To follow Hubert Butler is to enjoy the hair-raising frisson of history passing by.' Eoghan Harris
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 289 pages
- Publisher: Notting Hill Editions
- Publication Date: 01/09/2012
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9781907903519