Is It Too Late to Save the House of ‘The Dead’?

A major literary landmark is rotting in a UNESCO City of Literature

Irish actors Osaro, Katie O’Kelly, Donal O’Kelly, Marion O’Dwyer, Rachael Dowling, Stephen Rea, Maria Hayden, Madi O’Carroll, and Sinead Murphy, protest outside 15 Usher’s Island. Source: ‘Protest held outside James Joyce’s ‘House of the Dead’ over plans to turn it into hostel’ June 15, 2021 [x].

The final story of James Joyce’s Dubliners, titled “The Dead,” takes place at Number 15 Usher’s Island in Dublin, once home to his great aunts who inspired the story by hosting extravagant dinner parties in the stunning Georgian townhouse in the 1890s. A tale of…

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Casey Lawrence

Casey Lawrence

Casey Lawrence is a Canadian PhD student of English at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of two LGBT YA novels, Out of Order and Order in the Court.