Books: Soul of a City

DUBLIN: A PORTRAIT by V. S. Pritchett. Photographs by Evelyn Hofer. 99 pages. Harper & Row. $15.

The photographs in this distinguished and expensive book on Dublin are sheer poetry. The text achieves an even rarer quality; it is sheer prose, in the best sense of the term.

V. S. Pritchett, veteran British critic and novelist, collaborated earlier with Photographer Hofer to create a splendid portrait of London. In their new book, they perfectly illustrate the fact that a city and its citizens have a distinct soul, as much as an individual man or...

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