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Head and Heart, Mr. Duffy and Martin Luther King

On Tuesday evening, I watched the first programme of academic and physicist Brian Cox’s new series, Human Universe charting his take on human evolution from hunter gatherer to space exploration. 366 more words


Gazing up into the darkness

Last night I finished reading the “Dubliners”.It Was my first introduction to the famous James Joyce.  I had heard about his famous novel “Ulysses” so many times before, but then I decided to start with his short stories to become familiar with his style before tackling the long novel. 187 more words

James Joyce, Irvine Welsh and 20th Century Masculinity

James Joyce’s Dubliners and Irvine Welsh’s The Acid House, two short story collections bookending the twentieth century, share one key characteristic: the majority of their main characters are men living on the periphery of the cities of Dublin and Edinburgh, and as a result, issues of changing male identities in an urban context are explored at length by each writer. 1,432 more words


Dubliners Delivers

Wine, pizza, beers, blondies, and classic prose — what a delightful combo for a chilly evening! On the agenda for my craft-of-writing group: Dubliners by James Joyce — a collection of scintillating stories by a stylist with a sharp eye and a stiletto pen. 372 more words

Fan Friday: James Joyce

James Joyce is probably one of my favorite writers. I intend to reread and review his work in the future. I was introduced to his collection of short stories (DUBLINERS) in high school and immediately fell in love. 1,940 more words


Reconnecting with The Dead

As a Dubliner interested in art, literature and music, James Joyce would have approved of Culture Night. Though he left as a young man and never returned, Joyce would have enjoyed reading from afar that his home city’s cultural institutions and famous buildings open their doors for one free night. 363 more words

Tourist Reviews

Culture Night in RIAM Library

In celebration of the centenary of the publication of Joyce’s Dubliners

The RIAM Library presents:

Songs and Readings from Dubliners

Friday 19th September, 6.30pm

Programme… 51 more words