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Samuel Beckett Bridge
books of Samuel Beckett
• Books :
– Waiting for Godot (Theater)
– Molloy
– Malone Dies
– The Unnamable
• Prize :
– 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative
Arts and History
James
Joyce
James Joyce was one of the most important Irish writers
and he was very popular in all the world in the 20th
century.
He was born in Dublin on 1882 and he died in Zurich on
1941.
His most popular works are Ulysses, Dubliners and A
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans
Wake.
Joyce was born to a lower-middle class family in Dublin,
where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools
Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College,
Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to
continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich.
Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's
fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is
populated largely by characters who closely resemble
family members, enemies and friends from his time there;
Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and
alleyways of the city.
Ulysses
It is one of the most influential works of de XX century
and it is considered one of the most important works
after Shakespeare.
The book consists of 18 chapters, each
covering roughly one hour of the day,
beginning around 8 a.m. and ending some
time after 2 a.m. the following morning.
Each chapter employs its own literary
style, and parodies a specific episode in
Homer's Odyssey. Furthermore, each
chapter is associated with a specific
colour, art or science, and bodily organ.
We can find this statue in O’Connell
Street.
We can find some James Joyce’s works in “The James Joyce Centre”.
The Centre's permanent and temporary exhibitions interpret and
illuminate various aspects of Joyce's life and work. The Joyce Centre is
the new home to highlights from the National Library’s 2004-2006
landmark James Joyce & Ulysses exhibition. Through interactive
installations and three films, you may delve into the novel, its historical
backdrop, its publishing controversies and learn more about Joyce's life.
The Centre also hosts International Joyce, an exhibition originally
organised by the Cultural Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs
of Ireland.
Jonathan Swift
Biography
-Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteerr, poet and
cleric.
-The foremost prose satirist in the English language.
-He attended Dublin University (Trinity College,
Dublin).
-Considered the creator of the female name Vanessa.
Refered to Esther Vanhomrigh (Van- y Es-)
-He wrote his own epitaph.
Works and statues
- The Battle of the
Books.
-A Tale of a Tub.
-Drapier's Letters.
-Gulliver's Travels.
-A Modest Proposal.
-There is also a
bust of him in St.
Patrick's Cathedral.
Oscar Wilde
He was born in 1854, in Dublin.
He studied at University of Oxford
and
University of Dublin.
Oscar Wilde's house
(Dublin)
Aestheticism: an English artistic
movement at the end of XIX
century, based on the
importance of the beauty
Monument of Oscar Wilde (Merrion Square, Dublin)
Merrion
Square
(Dublin)
Wilde's tomb (Paris)
Most important books
Prose
→ The Picture of Dorian Gray (only
novel)
→ De profundis
→ The Canterville Ghost
Tales
→ The happy Prince and other tales
Poems
→ Ravenna
→ Ballad of Reading Gaol
Plays
→ Salomé
→ The importance of being Earnest
Dublin Writters Musseum
Index
• History
• Use of the
museum
• Rooms
• Questions
HISTORY
• Mauricio Gorham
(1902 – 1975)
• Opened in November
1991.
• Situated in Parnell
Square.
• Eighteenth-century
house
Use of the museum
• Collection, displays and activities
about Irish literature.
• International Level:Association
with the Irish Writers' Centre
provides with living writers and
the international literary scene.
• National Level: it acts as a centre,
pulling together the strands of
Irish literature and
complementing the smaller.
Rooms
• In the two Museum Rooms:
history of Irish literature
from its beginnings up to
recent times.
• First floor: the Exhibition
Room.
• At the top: the Gorham
Library with its Stapleton
ceiling.
• Next to the Library is the
salon, known as The Gallery
of Writers.
• At the back: the Coffee
Shop and Bookshop.
QUESTIONS
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