Book Discussion: James Plunkett’s “Strumpet City”


Join Steve Griffith for a three-night discussion of James Plunkett’s 1969 masterpiece, Strumpet City. Although a work of fiction, the story is based on the real-life Dublin worker’s lockout of 1913. Plunkett’s sweeping story, often called the Great Irish Novel, takes the reader into the dark heart of Dublin society in the early years of the 20th century.  In its over 500 pages, the reader meets Dubliners of all social classes. Likeable, but destitute Rashers Tierney is on the very bottom of the heap. The Bradshaws, members of the well to do merchant class, are on the top. In between are honest and hardworking Mary and Fitz. and the thousands of Dublin’s other urban poor who struggled to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. After you read Strumpet City you will never look at the pretty redbrick, white-trimmed Georgian houses of Dublin in quite the same way!
The seven-part RTE television series produced in 1980 is still talked about in Ireland.
Register by February 27th. You will receive an email from the instructor Steve Griffith within a week of the first meeting with all of the Zoom details. Please prepare for the discussion by reading the book.
3 Zoom Sessions: 
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. CST
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. CST
Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. CST

Your registration covers all meetings. Registration ends on February 27 to allow for time to read the book before the first discussion. Registration is free. 

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