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O'Brien, Conor Cruise

O'BRIEN, Conor Cruise

O'BRIEN, Conor Cruise. Also writes as Donat O'Donnell. Irish, b. 1917. Genres: History, Literary criticism and history, Politics/Government, Earth sciences. Career: Consultant Ed., The Observer newspaper, London, since 1981 (Ed., 1978-81). Contributor Ed., The Atlantic, Boston. Pro-Chancellor, Dublin University, since 1973. Joined Dept. of External Affairs, Ireland, 1944: Counsellor, Paris, 1955-56; Member, Irish Delegation to the U.N., NYC, 1956-60; Assistant Secretary, Dept. of External Affairs, Dublin, 1960; and Representative of the Secretary-General of the U.N. in Katanga, 1961; Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana, Legon, 1962-65; Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, New York University, NYC, 1965-69; Labour Member of the Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) for Dublin North East, 1969- 77, and Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, 1973-77. Publications: (as Donat O'Donnell) Maria Cross, 1952; Parnell and His Party, 1957; To Katanga and Back, 1962; Conflicting Concepts for the U. N., 1964; Writers and Politics, 1965; The United Nations: Sacred Drama, 1967; Murderous Angels (play), 1968; Power and Consciousness, 1969; Albert Camus, 1969; Conor Cruise O'Brien Introduces Ireland, 1969; (with M. Cruise O'Brien) The Suspecting Glance, 1970; A Concise History of Ireland, 1971; States of Ireland, 1972; King Herod Advises (play), 1973; Neighbours, 1980; The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism, 1986; Passion and Cunning and Other Essays, 1988; God Land: Reflections on Religion and Nationalism, 1988; The Great Melody, 1992; Ancestral Voices, 1994; On the Eve of the Millennium, 1996. EDITOR: The Shaping of Modern Ireland, 1959; Edmund Burke: Reflections of the Revolution in France, 1969. Address: Whitewater, Howth Summit, Dublin, Ireland.

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