Irish Writers and Eternal France
How Irish writers responded during the Occupation, 1940
A talk by Thomas McCarthy, poet
Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie
Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016
At the outbreak of the Second World War Ireland declared her Neutrality, but Irish writers and intellectuals responded by renewing their connections with the life of France, its writers and its history, thereby maintaining a quiet solidarity with France in its time of crisis.
This talk will describe this historic moment in 1940.
Admission free, all welcome!
About Thomas McCarthy
Educated at UCC. Worked at Cork City Libraries for many years, but now writes full-time. He has published seven collections of poetry, including The Sorrow Garden and The Last Geraldine Officer. He has edited the Cork Review and Poetry Ireland Review. He is a member of Aosdana, the Irish arts academy. His new book of poems, Pandemonium, will be published in the coming months.
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