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Short story: Ivy Day in the Committee Room

An exclusive new story by Eimear McBride, winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Award

By Eimear McBride   May 2014












© Yann Kebbi

Describing this story, Eimear McBride says: “In the original ‘Ivy Day…,’ James Joyce rolls an eye over the pitiable legacy of cynicism bestowed on the Irish political classes by their betrayal of Parnell [who led the fight for Irish Home Rule in the 1880s]. When asked to revisit the story, for the Dubliners centenary anthology, I couldn’t help thinking how lucky those old boys were for at least realising things should be better. How much more…

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