Category: Books

The various Joyces of  North Richmond Street

Araby House: James Joyce and all the neighbours on North Richmond Street, Dublin 1820-1998, by Michael Quinn (The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin,  €15.00)   The month of June has in recent decades become dedicated to Mr James Joyce. But there are odd overlooked aspects of Joycean Dublin. Many Joycean writers…

The ‘new Caravaggio’ in Madrid

The circumstances of the recovery in Dublin of a lost painting by Michelangelo Caravaggio on the walls of the dining room of the Jesuit residence in Leeson Street, a picture which is now hung with pride in the National Gallery on Merrion Square for all to see, has given the painter a special appeal to…

All things Joycean and a little more

Tales from the Tower: A Personal History of the James Joyce Tower & Museum by its Curators by Vivien Igoe & Robert Nicholson, edited by Breandán Ó Broin, introduction by Vincent Bowne (Martello Publishing,  €15.95 / £14.99) This little book is produced by the Friends of the Joyce Tower Society and co-funded by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown…

The “Flight into Egypt” as history

The Holy Family in Egypt narrative by Nazmy Morcus, illustrated by Nazmy El-Kommos, with a preface by the late Dr Mamdouh  El-Beltaguie, Minister  of Tourism (Cairo: Ministry of Tourism,  no price stated.). In the West Christians of all kinds are often unaware of the feasts and festivals of their Orthodox and Eastern brethren in faith.…