Caricatured as “Buck Mulligan” in Joyce’s masterpiece, Oliver St. John Gogarty was more than just a swashbuckling figure – he was a poet, a playwright, a politician, and a renowned surgeon who operated for free on poor children. “The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit . . .” - Hippocrates Two famous Irish authors, both Dubliners (and former roommates), … [Read more...] about Oliver St. John Gogarty!
William Butler Yeats
A new book in the "Poetry for Young People" Sterling Series, featuring acclaimed Irish poet William Butler Yeats, would make an ideal Christmas present for any young reader. Yeats, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, is recognized as one of the finest modern poets in the English language. He was also a playwright, theater-manager, politician, and a believer in … [Read more...] about Poetry for Young People Series: New W.B. Yeats Volume
"I am of Ireland," wrote William Butler Yeats in one of his most famous poems from 1933, and all we have to do is look at the stark images from the land where he lived and from which he absorbed his genius and his inspiration to know that this is true. Few poets have identified so strongly with the Irish landscape as Yeats; few poets have such heavenly imagery at their … [Read more...] about Yeats Country and Beyond