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Repatriating James Joyce – Anthony Jordan

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
James Joyce grave by Time Magazine

The James Joyce Centre is delighted to welcome Anthony Jordan for the May talk in the 2019 Spring/Summer Lecture Series. His talk will focus on the issues regarding the repatriation of Joyce’s remains to Ireland upon his death in 1941. Nora Barnacle wanted her husband repatriated in 1941 after his sudden death in Zurich. After the repatriation of WB Yeats in 1948, she again hoped that he might be repatriated. But the Irish ‘politicians, scholars and priests’ would not have it. Ireland was a Catholic State. When it came before the Government in July 1949, a note on the file says ‘No action required’. Sean MacBride, Minister of External Affairs, who had facilitated Yeats’ repatriation, on behalf of his mother Maud Gonne and Mrs Yeats, did not support it. The matter was put to rest officially until 2018 when President Higgins visited Joyce’s grave.

Anthony J. Jordan is a biographer of many Irish writers and politicians including Christy Brown, WB Yeats, Arthur Griffith, Eamon deValera, Conor Cruise O’Brien, Sean MacBride; and four books on the Yeats/Gonne/MacBride Triangle. His two most recent books are James Joyce Unplugged and Maud Gonne’s Men.

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

James Joyce Centre
Phone:
01-8788547
Email:
info@jamesjoyce.ie
Website:
www.jamesjoyce,ie

Venue

The James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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Anthony Jordan - 13th May 2019Free