“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”  —	 Samuel Beckett

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.  Wikip

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Wikip

a very rare picture of samuel beckett… maythemusic:  en attendant… rions un peu avec Samuel Beckett

a very rare picture of samuel beckett… maythemusic: en attendant… rions un peu avec Samuel Beckett

Irish Author Brendan Francis Behan with his Remington Typewriter & Guinness.  Happy St. Patty's!

Irish Author Brendan Francis Behan with his Remington Typewriter & Guinness. Happy St. Patty's!

Edna O’Brien. She was the foxiest ever. Also a great novelist. But so foxy!

Edna O’Brien. She was the foxiest ever. Also a great novelist. But so foxy!

Irish literature, mythology, and folklore.  This site includes history, linguistics, and a plethora of media and story links.

Irish literature, mythology, and folklore. This site includes history, linguistics, and a plethora of media and story links.

"Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."  Oscar Wilde is my favorite playwright. His wit survives his times. His words are chiseled to perfection.

"Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde is my favorite playwright. His wit survives his times. His words are chiseled to perfection.

Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett once ran documents across enemy lines for the French Resistance. Also became own master in prose. Conquered depression during early education. Overcame the influence of James Joyce.

Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett once ran documents across enemy lines for the French Resistance. Also became own master in prose. Conquered depression during early education. Overcame the influence of James Joyce.

On the 15th of March 1852 Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory (née Persse) was born in Roxborough, Co. Galway. Lady Gregory was a poet, writer, playwright, folklorist, translator of Irish literature and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn she founded the Irish Literary Theatre and in 1904 became a director of the Abbey Theatre with Yeats and John Synge. The portrait of Lady Gregory is by John Butler Yeats and is in the National gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

On the 15th of March 1852 Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory (née Persse) was born in Roxborough, Co. Galway. Lady Gregory was a poet, writer, playwright, folklorist, translator of Irish literature and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn she founded the Irish Literary Theatre and in 1904 became a director of the Abbey Theatre with Yeats and John Synge. The portrait of Lady Gregory is by John Butler Yeats and is in the National gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

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