This edition: Early 20th Century Authors
In the first half of the 20th century, Irish character and identity became fully separate from their English-influenced past. Program two investigates how Ireland’s turbulent early 20th century history also spawned a great Irish literary revival.
1913 – George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is performed
1916 – W.B. Yeats, Father of the Irish Literary Revival
1922 – James Joyce, Ulysses
1923 – Sean O’Casey begins the Dublin Trilogy
1925 – Liam O’Flaherty wins the James Tait Black Memorial Prize