Geoffrey Grigson

‘Place obviously matters to a writer as long as he does not stay there exclusively, I mean as among as in his writing he is there and elsewhere. Regionalism is something else: it is a vehicle of sentimentailty in which the incompetents chose to travel.’ (Geoffrey Grigson, ‘The Writer and his territory’, Times Literary Supplement, 28 July, 1972, pp.859-60; cited Máirín Nic Eoin, An Litríocht Réigiúnach, Baile Átha Cliath: An Clóchomhar Tta 1982, p.179.

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