A novelist, a bolshevik, and a dadaist walked into a bar, is one way of getting the joke that is Travesties. Or it’s a demonstration of how The Importance of Being Earnest is a Marxist tract.
A novelist, a bolshevik, and a dadaist walked into a bar, is one way of getting the joke that is Travesties.
Readings, music, Irish literature more generally, and eating and drinking – Bloomsday at the Queensland Irish Association in Brisbane.
Screwball eggheads tear up the Library in ‘Travesties’, Tom Stoppard’s brilliant comedy about Joyce, Lenin and Tzara.
A new course focussing on the Ithaca chapter of Ulysses, Joyce’s own favourite.
Bloomsday in Melbourne mounts a course, one day’s immersion in James Joyce’s most Irish chapter of Ulysses, Cyclops.
Reading Ulysses slowly and in a community.
at the end of the day you WILL feel inspired to explore this wonderful book further… that’s a promise!
In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.
While the setting and the craic is unmistakably Dublin, the literary tour embraces some Irish writers (Swift, Sterne, Goldsmith, Sheridan) but mostly lashes out at English classics – the revenge of a supremely gifted Irish writer on English letters.