Book Review by James McCaughey Colm Toibin House of Names, Picador. May 2017 RRP: $29.99 h/b 261 pp ISBN: 978 1760 551421 The ancient Greeks have left us a legacy of myths. Some of them are still current – the stories of Oedipus or Antigone, for instance. Others, though less known, the story of Pygmalion say, have …
For those with a literary bent, with legal training, interested in censorship or with a James Joyce obsession, this book about the American trials in which Ulysses was alleged to be pornographic is an engaging and enlightening read.
the silence; their calls,
borne on the wind’s leafy roar,
lodge in the mind, the marrow.
Williams refers to the Túatha as the ‘god-people’ to convey their indeterminate status between humanity and divinity
It might all lead to dull or grim stories, but Gebler’s characters are all human, damaged certainly, but each with his own story.
Handed such a whiffy text, director Wayne Pearn took a deep breath and turned it into a play piece of encaptivating ingenuity
Proposals are invited for Research Papers and/or Sessions and/or Posters
The Honourable Hugh Mahon is one of the most interesting personalities in the national legislature. There has been more stirring incident in his career than in a dozen ordinary men’s lives.
James Joyce was one of a long list of great writers who failed to win the Nobel Prize for Literature: Ibsen, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Zola, Hardy, Henry James, August Strindberg….
this island scorns, defies life
from sunrise to the midnight moon