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James Joyce In The Park

An Exhibition of Rare Books in the Oak Room at the Farmleigh House. Books on display from the Benjamin Iveagh Collection, Farmleigh House courtesy of the Governors and Guardian’s of Marsh’s Library.

James Joyce is one of the most influential writers of his era. His works have been the subject of worldwide scholarly scrutiny particularly the iconic work, Ulysses. Although he spent the majority of his adult life abroad, Joyce’s works are meticulously rooted in the topography of Dublin and in the Pheonix Park area in particular. In Finnegans Wake, The Dead and The Painful Case, The Pheonix Park and Chapelizod are central locations, whilst Joyce makes numerous allusions to Pheonix Park in Ulysses. He explained his preoccupation with Dublin when he said “For myself I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all cities of the world. In the particular is contained  the universal”.

The Exhibition is free to attend and can be viewed as part of the guided tour of Farmleigh House.

The Exhibition is running til the 1st September.

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