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Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Arthur Griffiths and James Joyce
Historian and biographerAnthony Jordan, delivered a talk entitled ‘James Joyce and Arthur Griffith’ at the James Joyce Centre on Monday 14 October .
Anthony is the author of fourteen books of which many are first biographies of important Irish historical figures such as: Major John MacBride, Sean MacBride, Conor Cruise O’Brien, Christy Brown, WT Cosgrave, Eamon de Valera, and John A Costello. He also written two books on the relationship between WB Yeats, Maud Gonne and John MacBride, and published an autobiographyThe Good Samaritans – Memoir of a Biographer. His latest book is calledArthur Griffith with James Joyce & WB Yeats: Liberating Ireland. He has also written pieces for publications such as theIrish Times.
He lives in Dublin but is a native of Mayo and holds an All Ireland Football Colleges medal. He also organises an annual celebration of WB Yeats in Sandymount.