The Trustees of the George Moore Association are honoured and grateful to accept the generous gift of George Moore books from the family of Moore descendant Patricia Deane. Special thanks are due to them for that kind initiative. Books from the collection will be used as prizes for conference presentations and publications, particularly focusing on post-graduate students. The association would be pleased to accept any further donation and will distribute such books in the cause of expanding Moore studies.
Recent news on development of Moorehall
George Moore by William Orpen (1906). Estimate:€300-€500. Sold for €560 (Hammer Price). Whyte’s Auction Dublin 5th Oct 2020. Medium: etching; (from an edition of 100) Size: 5x3in.
`Moorehall Autumn 2019
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Friends - a welcome announcement on the occasion of George Moore's birthday.
You can now visit the bronze death mask of George Moore in MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland), St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. It has been installed on its plinth and, as different locations within the museum are trialed for optimal effect, its current placing will probably not be its ultimate one. The important thing is that the bust of GM is now in a wonderful place not too far from his home in Ely Place and on the opposite side of St Stephen’s Green, from his much-frequented (and not always lauded) Shelbourne Hotel. We are extremely grateful to MoLI and to its director Simon O’Connor for his interest in placing the bust in a favourable spot and for liaising with us to plan a November event.
Planning will now commence for a George Moore Event at MoLI in November.
Many of you will be interested in a very strong book recommendation by Prof Elizabeth Grubgeld (Oklahoma State University). She lauds Mary Mullen's Novel Institutions: Anachronism, Irish Novels, and Nineteenth-Century Realism (Edinburgh UP, 2019). She reports that it contains “a really superb reading of both Drama in Muslin and Esther Waters.” Coming from the author of such key texts as Anglo-Irish Autobiography and George Moore and the Autogenous Self, this is high praise. Knowing that author Colm Tóibín, the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024, will be discussing Esther Waters and Moore as part of his monthly book sessions ‘The Art of Reading’ organised by the Arts Council, this might be the moment to read Moore’s book afresh and to look at Mary Mullen’s assessments. You can sign up at once via Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaureateIrishFiction and follow @LaureateFiction on Twitter #TheArtofReading and Instagram laureateirishfiction. The book sessions start on GM’s birthday 24 February but the session dealing with Esther Waters will follow at the end of March. You can confirm the exact date on the website.
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