Acts of union : reports on Ireland, 1973-79 / [by] Anthony Bailey.
By: Bailey, Anthony.Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1980Description: xi, 211p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0571116485 :.Subject(s): Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- Addresses, essays, lectures | Northern Ireland -- Social conditions -- Addresses, essays, lecturesDDC classification: 941.6082
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Foreword -- On the Oldpark, Belfast (1973) -- The house of the chief (1974) -- Matthew and Marie (1977) -- Acts of Union (1977) -- The stony ground (1978) -- Irish miles (1979) -- Afterword.
Acts of Union is a collection of articles - many of which first appeared in The New Yorker - that go beyond ideological debate to show the effect of the centuries-old "troubles" in Northern Ireland on the daily lives of its citizens. With novelistic vividness, Bailey writes about men and women who "are trying, in different ways, to overcome the fragmentation and divisions that at once injure and give intensity ti 'Ireland and the Irish life."