Joyce and Beckett

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 5:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Exhibition
Contact: 
01 44 17 67 13, 01 44 17 67 16, annie.gautier@dfa.ie
It was in Paris that Joyce finished one of his most influential works "Ulysses", the detailed and affectionate portrait of Dublin life. The novel was published by Sylvia Beach's famous Rive Gauche bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, in 1922. Joyce influenced the playwright Samuel Beckett, who spent a significant part of his adult life in Paris, and wrote in both English and French. Beckett, famous for his sombre and tragicomic portrayal of human nature, was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1969 for pioneering a new form of the novel and drama. Both authors shared the modernist principles that inspired the foundation of UNESCO, and are therefore presented to you here in Paris, in the city that inspired their works.