Do you know why it is considered unlucky to meet a barefooted man? Start a journey on the tenth of November? Get married on a Saturday? Irish Superstitions is a quirky reflection of the Irish customs. Going to work, to sea, to weddings, wakes – at all of these there are fascinating customs to be observed.
Irish novelist, short-story writer and poet, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882-1941) is regarded as one of the greatest, most innovative literary talents of the twentieth century. Joyce revolutionised the structure of the modern novel.
Author David Pritchard has written a highly readable, frank and sympathetic biography of the cultural and literary legacy of one of the most paradoxical characters, and one of the most brilliant intellects, of the nineteenth century.
Author David Ross has written an engaging and accessible biography of W.B. Yeats. Given the huge range of Yeats' interests - poetry, philosophy, history, mysticism and politics - and his eventful personal and public lives, Ross has deftly captured the spirit of the man and his work, relationships and beliefs.