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Expired Love, Says Bloom

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Created by the Museum of Literature Ireland together with author Nuala O’Connor, Love, Says Bloom looks at the deep love between Irish writer James Joyce, his wife Nora Barnacle, and their children Giorgio and Lucia, using music as a steadfast element in their lives.


Giorgio trained as a singer, Lucia was an accomplished dancer, and all four Joyces often sang at the piano, with friends, for both celebration and succour. The Joyces lived in a war-ruptured early twentieth-century Europe – in Pola, Trieste, Zürich, and Paris – and their native Ireland was also up-ended by division.


This 22 minute screening celebrates the Joyce’s mutual devotion, alongside some of the music that bound them, while their world was in flux.

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