James Joyce

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Stop making sense

We’re always trying to make sense of what we see. The lens of the eye presents images upside down, and the brain gradually adjusts the picture. We’re (...)

Olwen Fouéré: her command is nothing less than astonishing, and her final facial expression – a moment of suspended awe – is pure physical poetry

Riverrun Druid Theatre, Galway Arts Festival***In all the recent efforts to popularise the work of James Joyce, his unfathomable last novel, Finnegans(...)

At the unveiling in Nice of a plaque commemorating James Joyce: Ambassador Paul Kavanagh, John Montague, Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi and Bono

On Tuesday, unveiling a plaque commemorating James Joyce in Nice, the estimable John Montague said something at once obvious and striking. Joyce, he s(...)

It was the year before the Great War, so named because it was vast in its upheaval; it marked the death of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and redrew the (...)

Olwen Fouéré

In Sydney, Australia on June 16th, 2011, I agreed to perform a reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Irish Consulate, “in honour of the day that (...)

The final big auctions in London before the summer wind-down saw interesting results for the Irish lots. At Sotheby’s literature sale, a set of six ex(...)

Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Maddox Ford and James Joyce in Pound’s Paris studio, circa 1924; Ezra Pound in about 1967, in a restaurant, and, left, in the garden of his studio in Paris. Photograph The Poetry Collection, University of Buffalo

Along with James Joyce and TS Eliot, the American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972), the subject of a conference beginning today at Trinity College, was one(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

Irish literature takes centre stage at next week’s auction of English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations at Sotheby’s in London. (...)

Joining the EU during a recession is bad enough but Croatia’s own economy is also in severe difficulty: there has been no growth in five years and unemployment is at almost 20 per cent. Photograph: Reuters/Antonio Bronic

Croatia may be just days away from setting off the fireworks in celebration of its entry into the EU, but Luka Zucko is not all that enthusiastic. The(...)

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