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10 Great Reads by Irish Writers for St. Patrick’s Day

NoraWebster_300Ireland is home to some of the most celebrated writers in history, including “stream of consciousness” author James Joyce—whose works include Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the sprawling modernist epic Ulysses—and these Nobel Prize Laureates: poet William Butler Yeats, avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett, and socially conscious playwright George Bernard Shaw.

And you might not realize that the author of one of the most influential novels of all time, Dracula, was Irish: Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf, near Dublin, and attended Dublin’s Trinity College. If you want to expand your Irish consciousness, enjoy these novels, poems and plays by some of Ireland’s finest storytellers.

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