“A Proudseye View of Dublin” – a talk on FINNEGANS WAKE 21 May 2014

On Wednesday 21/5/14 at 1pm, in the Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral, Oran Ryan will speak on Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. The talk is part of a festival of events celebrating 75 years since the publication of Finnegans Wake in May 1939.

In the Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral we have the perfect setting to explore the strange and fantastic work of Joyce‘s last masterpiece. Though written in a style that poses undoubted challenges to any newcomer, once the sheer scale of JJ‘s ambition in his brilliant and ambitious book opens itself to the reader, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce is a work that is there to provide delight, insight and entertainment to readers for a lifetime. Written not for the few but for everyone, the famous oft repeated Wakean phrase -Here comes Everybody‘, calls not simply to all future readers of the Wake but to the epic panorama of history, poetry, mythology and everyday life that this comic masterpiece is filled with. This talk is designed to provide both an introduction to the work and to lead listeners into the underworld of night and day, to the new world of dreams and vast historical and mythological vistas that Joyce‘s masterpiece provides. Joyce even mentions Christ Church in the Wake. A Proudseye view is for newcomers to the book and experienced readers of the epic alike.

Lasts 50 mins. Ticket price Eur 5 (approx) Tea/coffee provided.

All welcome. For more information please visit the website. See www. Phizzfest.ie

Oran Ryan is a writer living in Ireland. He has written novels: The Death of Finn (Seven Towers, 2006) Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger (Seven Towers 2007), and One Inch Punch (Seven Towers, 2012). He has written plays for the Stage and radio.He has lectured on James Joyce, written and published short stories, poetry and literary critical articles. He is currently working on his next novel called Hardcastle Dies Laughing.

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