Famous Dubliners
ISBN: 086327532X
EAN13: 9780863275326
Language: English
Pages: 275
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
This work contains excerpts from diaries, letters and writings by some of Dublin's most famous names. It features Yeats: his unrequited love for Maud Gonne and her daughter Iseult; his poetry; his intense interest in the supernatural and membership of the Order of the Golden Dawn; his family - especially his painter father and brother; Joyce: Nora; the family of Giorgio and Lucia - with her schizophrenia and infatuation with Beckett; Joyce's literary friends - Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound; reactions to his work; Swift: his fatherless childhood and absent mother; the women in his life - Stella whom he met when she was eight and their suspected marriage; Vanessa who spurned him and was in turn spurned; Swift's infamous illnesses; as dean of St Patrick's Cathedral; his legacy of St Patrick's Hospital; his satires including Gulliver's Travels.