A Book Review by Steve Carey Colm Toibin: Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers oWilde, Yeats, and Joyce. Picador, 2018. RRP: $29.99 [price at Readings] ISBN: 9781760781149 Originating as the 2017 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory University, Tόibín’s little book is a meditation on three very different Dublin dads and their literary lads. At …
By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s …
What’s in the news….
The most disconcerting aspect of Milkman is that it sits so easily in the definition of Northern Ireland as an inevitably enduring site of sectarianism.
Oscar was the son of two immense personalities….
Bloomsday in Melbourne mounts a course, one day’s immersion in James Joyce’s most Irish chapter of Ulysses, Cyclops.
How much of Ned is in the coffin?
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.
Calls for Donations for a new play about WWI by Irish-Australian poet, Meg McNena.