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Yeats and the Dublin Philosophical Society 1923

Extract from an unsigned notice, 'The Modern Novel. An Irish Author Discussed', Irish Times (9 November 1923), 4. A journalistic account of the opening meeting of the Dublin University Philosophical Society, at which Mr. W. Beare presented a paper, 'The Modern Novel', in which Joyce is mentioned favourably. W. B. Yeats responded with a few remarks of his own about Joyce. Mr. Beare's comments on Joyce reflect his division of Irish literature into 'two widely divergent classesthat of the sternest realism, and that of the most ideal romanticism. . . .'