Minds At War - Series 3 [The Essay]

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01Minds at War: James Joyce's Ulysses20160411
01Minds at War: James Joyce's Ulysses20160411

Writer Fintan O'Toole reflects on James Joyce's influential novel Ulysses.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Minds at War: Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September20160412
02Minds at War: Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September20160412

Dr Heather Jones of the LSE explores Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Last September.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Minds at War: Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September2016041220180305 (R3)

How great artists and thinkers responded to the First World War in individual works of art.

Dr Heather Jones of the LSE explores Elizabeth Bowen's novel "The Last September"

In 1922, 26 counties of Ireland seceded from the UK, becoming independent, a final epilogue to the Great War. It is this story that Bowen chronicles in her great novel, The Last September - an elegy for the death of the Anglo-Irish class for whom the First World War and the violence it triggered in Ireland marked the end.

Heather Jones explores how the novel mirrors Bowen's own contested loyalties between Ireland and England and investigates how the central character mirrors Bowen herself.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.

Dr Heather Jones of the LSE explores Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Last September.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Minds at War: Francis Ledwidge's poem O'Connell Street20160413
03Minds at War: Francis Ledwidge's poem O'Connell Street20160413

Gerald Dawe discusses the little-known poet Francis Ledwidge and his poem O'Connell Street

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Minds at War: Father Browne's Photograph of a Wounded Soldier20160414
04Minds at War: Father Browne's Photograph of a Wounded Soldier20160414

Photographer John D McHugh explores one of the war photos of Father Francis Browne.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Minds at War: Sean O'Casey's The Silver Tassie20160415
05Minds at War: Sean O'Casey's The Silver Tassie20160415

Playwright and academic Elizabeth Kuti explores Sean O'Casey's play The Silver Tassie.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.