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Irish writers are often noted both for their irony and for their humour, and Joyce uses a great deal of comic irony in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. 909 more words
Stephen chooses exile from his native land mainly because of his growing disenchantment with Irish society on many levels. Indeed, his final decision to fly the nets which are impeding his development as an artist is achieved following a series of struggles with authority from which he ultimately decides to flee. 913 more words
I spent quite some time with this portrait of Seamus Heaney, when I was in Dublin in August of this year.
It is a tender and sensitive photograph that captures the humility and openness of the man, whilst the lack of a direct gaze also conserves a private internal world that is his alone, and which we are not able to fully enter. 885 more words
Fastness: A Translation from the English of Edmund Spenser by Trevor Joyce.
Londoner Edmund Spenser, born mid sixteenth century, travelled to Ireland to help put down the Desmond Rebellions. 661 more words