It was then we realised that in the literary world whatever any novel or play pretends
to do today, it is following the precedents set by James Augustine Aloysius Joyce in his Ulysses
and Samuel Barclay Beckett in his Waiting for Godot
. These were two great artists who
ventured beyond the boundary of the narrative convention and set a new standard for
literature by their unique stylistic techniques.
We became more excited--Joyce and Beckett were not just Irish, but Dubliners.
Thereafter, Dublin became, in our humble opinion, not just a geographical entity, but a symbolic
gesture for asserting the uninhibited creative imagination of man.
With this new insight, we decided on an on-line literary review that would:
- Testify to the creative ingenuity and innovation
of these two Irish geniuses and
- Aim at the deployment of unique narrative style and technique to create a
newness that would confound--academics would call it post-modernism.
Dublin Quarterly, an International Literary Review that emerges thereof, is
a search for the ideal in creative imagination, catering for the creative need of those
who prefer to see familiar things with unfamiliar eyes.
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