I first read this book about 25 years’ ago but decided to read it again because I was spending 4 days in Trieste, where Joyce lived for 16 years and wrote this book as well as several chapters of Ulysses (which I am now enthused to attempt again – it is the only book I have failed to finish, twice. 293 more words
The opening story in James Joyce’s short story anthology Dubliners is a tale not actually about Departure–though it appears to be on the surface–but rather it is about a Refusal of the Call to Depart on a potentially liberating heroic adventure. 809 more words
#OTD in 1935 – Birth of musician, Ciarán Bourke, in Dublin. He was one of the original founding members of The Dubliners.
Ciaran Bourke was one of the original members of The Dubliners, his versatility was his hallmark which included the playing of the tin whistle, harmonica, and guitar, as well as singing. 69 more words