Monday 22 January 2018

Why the authentic voices of our public moralists deserve to get a fair hearing

John Waters is right to say that our economic implosion followed our cultural collapse,writes John-Paul McCarthy

I started reading John Waters' book Why Ireland Lost the Plot (Transworld) on Bloomsday, and funnily enough, Waters kept reminding me of a stray line from Ulysses.

Joyce has a few characters debate Shakespeare, and someone says that the supreme question about any book is "out of how deep a life does it spring".

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