Category Archives: Literature

Big Read presents a star studded full 41 minute read of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’, featuring narration by the likes of Jeremy Irons, Tilda Swinton, Hilary Mantel, and Iggy Pop paired with artworks from Marina Abramovic, William Kentridge, Cornelia Parker, and Yinka Shonibare.

18th century literature? Relatable, you say?

…the first great work of English literature to speak to isolation and loneliness – and the possibility of redemption if we mend our ways.

Now for yiz.

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Fairly convincing proof, in fairness, from actor and comedian Wes Tank that Dr Seuss lyrics work well as rap.

Here, he performs the progressively more tongue-twisting ‘Fox In Socks’ (1965) over beats from ‘What’s the Difference’ and ‘Let Me Ride’.

You (or indeed, your children) may also care for his versions of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and ‘The Lorax’.

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The tales of Odysseus related by way of cheeky Limericks by author Emily Wilson, who recently published a translation of Homer’s ’The Odyssey’.

And then there’s the bit where Odysseus’ men eat the cattle of Helios and are struck by a thunderbolt from Zeus.

But what of Athena and the cyclops Polyphemus?

Epic bantz.

But she’s no Moynes.

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Miniature ‘worlds’ inspired by Nobel Prize winning literature (‘Kristin Lavransdatter’ by Sigrid Undset (1920), and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967)), created by French paper artists and collaborators Zim & Zou as part of ‘Sharing Worlds’ – a tolerance-themed travelling exhibition.

The exhibition ended last month but you can take a virtual tour of it here.

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Poetry Brothel Dublin tweets:

Join the Poetry Brothel this Bloomsday eve for Midnight Mass in the bowels of a former eighteenth-century church. Traverse the guilty and shameful pleasures of Joyce’s mind to find solace and liberation in the sensuality of the arts.

Steady on.

 & he Church Bar & Restaurant, Mary Street, Dublin 1, 

Book tickets here.