Easter 1916, by Denis Donoghue

  An edited version of a lecture delivered at the Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, 3 August 2015:     The second chapter of Ulysses has Stephen Dedalus teaching in Mr. Deasy’s school in Dalkey. The class is reading Milton’s ‘Lycidas,’ but Stephen also permits himself a reverie about historical facts: Had Pyrrhus not fallen

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