Tag Archives: Ireland

Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel

This is a short lovely play about five sisters living in Ireland in the 1930s.  You might have seen the movie with Meryl Streep, which was good, but reading the play makes it come closer to home.

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“Araby” by James Joyce

In “Araby,” another of the short stories of Dubliners, the narrator is again a young boy who lives with his aunt and uncle.  The boy has become attracted to a neighborhood girl, the “big sister” of one of his friends.

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“The Sisters” by James Joyce

This is the first of fifteen short stories in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners.  (It’s not “The” Dubliners,  just Dubliners.) The first line:  “There was no hope for him this time: it was his third stroke.” That’s Joyce for you—-off and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nora: A Biography of Nora Joyce by Brenda Maddox

This book is Ireland.  For even though James and Nora Joyce left Ireland and lived in Europe almost their entire lives, the tone, the feel is ever Ireland.              

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Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

This book was recommended by a woman in London who enjoyed it with her book club.  I would like to have been at their discussion. A brief online preview made it sound interesting and I borrowed it from the library.  … Continue reading

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