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Wittgenstein in Ireland (Paperback)
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Wittgenstein in Ireland (Paperback)

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Paperback 202 Pages / Published: 01/10/2000
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Having visited Ireland regularly during the 1930s, Ludwig Wittgenstein resigned his Cambridge philosophy professorship in 1947 and moved there, living in a fishing village on the Atlantic coast and hotels in Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains. This book represents the first sustained account to place Wittgenstein's time in Ireland in its historical context. Wall plays a good deal of attention to the representation of the Irish landscape in which the Austrian philosopher found himself able to work; a large part of his writings were produced in the bleak landscapes of Ireland and Norway.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890771
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 205 x 139 x 13 mm


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"One of the most haunting and revealing accounts of his complex personality emerged this year in Richard Wall's book Wittgenstein in Ireland. Wall has documented Wittgenstein's various visits to and sojourn in Ireland and has managed to retrace Wittgenstein's steps with remarkable fidelity. Despite the book's comparative brevity, a picture of the man emerges which has all the idiosyncracies and textures of a full-length portrait."--Times Literary Supplement
" An enchanting and perceptive record. . . . Wall provides an unforgettable understanding of 'Irish Wittgenstein.' It is a discreet jewel." -- George Steiner "The Observer"
"[An] enchanting and perceptive record. . . . Wall provides an unforgettable understanding of 'Irish Wittgenstein.' It is a discreet jewel."--George Steiner "The Observer "

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