Eamon Delaney

Life
Son of the sculptor Edward Delaney; joined the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs [diplomatic corp]; Casting of Mr O’Shaughnessy (London: Bloomsbury 1995), 368pp.; issued An Accidental Diplomat (2001).

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Works
Fiction, Casting of Mr O’Shaughnessy (London: Bloomsbury 1995), 368pp.,and Do. [rep. edn.] (Dublin: New Island Books 2002), [500pp.]

Autobiography, An Accidental Diplomat: My Years in the Irish Foreign Service 1987-1995 (New Island Books 2001), 408, ill. [8pp. b&w photos]

Miscellaneous, review of Frank Ronan, Home (Sceptre/Lir 2002), in Sunday Independent (7 April 2002), Living, p.20; review of Jonathan Safran, Everything is Illuminated (Hamish Hamilton), in The Irish Times/Weekend (6 July 2002).

See also ‘The Sculpting of Modern Ireland’, in The Irish Times [Sat.] (19 Dec. 2010), Weekend, p.8 [feature-article: ‘the art and literary worlds of Dublin, as seen through the prism of the life of the late sculptor Edward Delaney ... his son Eamon Delaney writes about exploring his father’s life for his book Breaking the Mould’],

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Criticism
Marianne Hartigan, interview with Eamon Delaney, Books Ireland (May 1995), pp.113-14; John Dunne, ‘Sacred Cows’, review of The Casting Mr O’Shaughnessy (1995) [inter al.], in Books Ireland (Sept. 1995), p.217 [infra]; Rüdiger Imhof, review of The Casting of Mr Shaughnessy (1995), 363pp., in Linen Hall Review (Winter 1995-96) [q.p.].

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Commentary
John Dunne, ‘Sacred Cows’, review of novels including The Casting of Mr O’Shaughnessy in Books Ireland (Sept. 1995), p.217, raising of statue to eponymous Republican Nobel Prize winner; [chip]-on-the-shoulder sculptor Robert Wycherley, and a penis called Dev., &c.

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