Monday, June 15, 2009
James Joyce tower in Sandycove
It was on this day that Leopold Bloom began his Odyssey that became Ulysses.
So this is a reminder for you.
You will have to ask David Norris about James Joyce.
Some people from Korea were going to Sligo to visit the grave of W B Yates and asked me what I knew about him.
"He was the son of a Clergyman who had tried to make a living as a portrait painter.
He had a brother Jack who was a very successful painter.
He was involved in Irish theater with Maud Gonne and with the Irish freedom movement.
A terrible beauty is born.
One thing for sure,with all that painting and poetry they must not have had a television."