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Irish novelist James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882. He wrote Dubliners, Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Finnegans Wake and a great deal of poetry (some published in a volume titled Chamber Music. Joyce couldn't wait to leave Ireland - he felt the politics of the time stilted his writing and indeed he was first published while living in Zurich, Switzerland.
For a brilliant introduction to Irish Literature I highly recommend this book.
Editor Colm Toibin introduces past and present Irish writers with skill. Despite the depth of coverage however, not all Irish writers are covered. This is just a selection to get you started. Enjoy!
The Book of Kells is an illuminated 8th century, Latin manuscript which contains the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Its pages are displayed at Ireland's Trinity College - Tel 608 1462 (entrance via Nassau Street 2) - where two sets of pages are turned and displayed each day. After what is usually a long wait through a maze of exhibits containing historic facts surrounding the book, the cost to view this artifact (discovered, fully preserved, in a peat bog), is 4 pounds.
W.B. Yeats, despite being a Dubliner, maintained close links to the County of Sligo in the west of Ireland. His mother's family was from this part of Ireland and as a boy he spent many summer holidays there. The love for the country never left him and is reflected in his poetry.
A festival celebrating Irish writing in a number of genres. Includes: readings, workshops and children's events. Covers fiction, poetry, theatre, non-fiction, cinema and song writing.
When? : September - October 2001
Where?: NORTHERN IRELAND
Title of Event: ASPECTS - A CELEBRATION OF IRISH WRITING
North Down Borough Council
34 Quay Street
Northern Ireland BT20 5ED
Telephone (01247) 479576
Fax (01247) 467744
To obtain a copy of the programme or to book tickets please contact:
North Down Heritage Centre
Northern Ireland BT20 4BT
Telephone (01247) 271200 (Box office) / (01247) 278033
Fax (01247) 274466
Venue North Down Heritage Centre, Bangor
Source of Tip: Publishnprint ezine
Irish literary figure Oscar Wilde (real name: Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) came into the world in 1854 at 21 Westland Row, Dublin. He was the son of Sir William Wilde (a famous eye surgeon) and Speranza Wilde. The dramatist's birthplace is now the Oscar Wilde Center for Irish Writing. Across from 21 Westland Row, a statue of Wilde poses upon a rock and looks out toward the house.
"“To Set the Darkness Echoing”
An Exhibition of Irish Literature, 1950-2000
AT THE GROLIER CLUB, NEW YORK
15 May – 27 July 2002
“To Set the Darkness Echoing,” on view at the Grolier Club 15 May-27 July 2002, illustrates, through poetry, drama and the novel, the extraordinary creativity of Irish writers in the second half of the twentieth century."
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 AM – 5PM. Open to the public free of charge.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.grolierclub.org.
Visit Dublin Writers Museum, 18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, which celebrates literary Dublin. Exhibits include information on the lives and works (encompassing 300 years)† on Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, Swift and Joyce, all housed in an elegant Georgian building. This is a must for anyone who wants to discover Dublin's immense literary heritage.
Looking for a source that gives an accurate picture of modern Belfast? ONE BELFAST BOY, a non-fiction book written by Patricia McMahon (published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1999), with photographs by Alan O'Connor, provides vast insights through the eyes of a child.
Follow in the footsteps of 11-year old Liam Leathem, a Catholic, as he prepares for a match in his favorite sport - boxing. The book also deals with Ireland's troubles.
Electric Acorn - a great ezine of contemporary Irish writing submitted from the Dublin Writers Workshop sessions and from 'virtual' members. Subscribe today!
CONFERENCE: BEYOND BOUNDARIES: IRISH WOMEN POETS 2002
FRIDAY 26 April 2002
Newman House, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
"WERRC has pleasure in inviting you to attend a conference focussing on new perspectives in Irish women's poetry, bringing together Irish and international scholars, and Irish women musicians and poets.
The conference, which is co-sponsored by POETRY IRELAND, will take place on Friday 26 April 2002 in Newman House on St Stephen's Green. Registration fee:
€17 / €10 (concessions), including tea, coffee and wine reception. You can register on the day of the conference, or beforehand by contacting Jennifer
Morawiecki on 01-716 8571 or by e-mail
Ailbhe Smyth Director, Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel 00 353 1 716 8571 Fax 00 353 1
716 1195 e-mail website www.ucd.ie/~werrc