"It is lovely to read about the loves of our Writers and Poets..... not always living the high life as we woudl imagine. That a chambermaid caught the eye of one of our most iconic writers, is testament to the fact that ' love is all; it has no…"
Typically, anyone who is familiar with Irish literature is acquainted with James Joyce. Most have read Dubliners and some brave souls have even managed to plow though Finnegans Wake and actually got something out of it. He, like most well-known writers, are known primarily for what they have given us in the form of their…See More
"IN 1923 William Butler Yeats was the first Irish man to be awarded a Nobel prize - and that was, of course, for Literature. Another Irish Laureate in the same category was George Bernard Shaw (1925) - the only person to have been awarded a Nobel…"
As we edge closer to the 99th anniversary of the Easter Uprising, it is natural that our thoughts turn toward that tumultuous time, and the men and women who were part of it. In my case, because I am such a literary "nerd" of sorts, I tend to delve into the literature that was written during that period. It's my way of paying homage to the history as well as the literature. I'll try to outline a different author each day. …See More
"You're absolutely right that Goldsmith isn't spoken of nearly as much any more, and it is a shame. I have to wonder if much of this has to do with the popularity of other authors, such as Wilde, Joyce, Yeats, Synge, etc. Whenever anyone…"
For many people, Ireland evokes images of thatched cottages, warm smiles and pints of Guinness. I won't dispute these images, because I've seen each of these things in abundance in my visits. For others,…