Friends of Library event.
Susannah Fullerton: A Touch of Irish Magic 3 part series: Three Dublin Writers
It has been said that whenever the English language goes to sleep, along comes an Irish writer to wake it up! This short series of lectures features three of the great Irish writers, all of them born in Dublin - Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce. Learn something of their extraordinary lives, discover what inspired their novels, plays, short stories and poems, and listen to extracts from some of their finest works.
Lecture 1: Jonathan Swift
Satirist, poet, essayist, critic and Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Jonathan Swift is best remembered for Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal. Today he is regarded as one of the finest prose satirists in the English language. This talk looks at his fascinating and often unhappy life, and discusses some of his famous works.
"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
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