James Joyce

The future writer typically fails to show up in one scene of the 'Rising' chapter in the second book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga. But some of the characters in the story visit the Volta cinema he is running; and his friend Oliver St John Gogarty, who was a striking Dublin figure, plays a part in the tale.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Hard to believe, but this month of April is the 50th anniversary of the 'official' break-up of the Beatles. This author was a very timid young student at Cambridge then. But the far more worldly and talented guy who had the room across the corridor from me had a lovely girlfriend who worked for John Lennon; and one day they scooped me up and took me to Lennon's house at Ascot. The white house with the white piano. Lennon himself wasn't there, but all the same . . . Fifty years later, that day is still so vivid




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