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Irish poet Seamus Heaney was born on this day in 1939. Robert Lowell called Heaney “the most important Irish poet since Yeats.” You can read his poems here: http://www.poemhunter.com!seamus-heaney-3! Advertisements
Oscar Wilde died in his Paris hotel on this date in 1900 after uttering one last witticism about the room’s wallpaper: “One of us had to go.”
On this date in 1928, Sylvia Beach, owner of Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookstore, threw a dinner party for F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce. Fitzgerald had been too awestruck to approach Joyce. Herbert Gorman, Joyce’s first biographer, was also … Continue reading
William Butler Yeats dies on this date in 1939. You can read his poetry here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/william-butler-yeats
James Joyce’s story “The Dead” takes place on this date, January 6, the Feast of Epiphany. “The Dead” is the last section of Joyce’s work The Dubliners. You can read it here: http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/micsun/IrishResources/dead.htm Or you can watch a clip of … Continue reading
James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is serialized in The Egoist on this date in 1914.
Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde born on this date in 1854. Wilde is known as much for his colorful personality as he is for his plays, which include The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, and An Ideal … Continue reading
Irish Nobel Prize laureate William Butler Yeats born on this date in 1865. Yeats was the first Irishman to win a Nobel Prize. You can read his poetry here: http://www.poemhunter.com/william-butler-yeats/
Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, died on this date in 1912.