Internationally acclaimed poet and KLF festival director K Satchidanandan announced Ireland as the Guest Nation at Kerala Literature Festival 2018 happening on 8th February at Kozhikode Beach for four continuous days.
Speaking of the announcement DCKF Secretary Ravi Deecee said,” The Irish Literature is known for the contributions made by Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, W B Yeats, Oliver Goldsmith and its quiet an honour to have the successors at KLF. We bring the idols of modern literature”.
Ravi Deecee emphasized that KLF is keen to promote communication between different cultures in line with the vision of DC Kizhakemuri-visionary, social activist and doyen of Indian Publishing.
Exchange of knowledge and culture is always a gracious process where KLF is playing a significant role. The previous editions had participation from Norway, Pakistan, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Czech Republic, UK and Portuguese. This year the participation from not only guest nation Ireland but also from Australia, Latvia, Flanders, Spain, Srilanka, Russia, Germany is confirmed.
Authors including Conor Kostick, Paddy Bushe, Liam Carson, Alan Titley, Hans Christian Oeser, Amanda Bell, Gabriel Rosenstock will mark the participation from Ireland.
The Irish literature had given significant contributions to world literature and it’s of great value for the readers of the region to have culture exchange of this magnitude.
From James Joyce to the modern Irish authors who have recently made a name for themselves, Ireland has produced some of the greatest authors and writers in literature throughout the 19th century and 20th century as well as some incredible modern Irish authors.
Be it Samuel Barclay Beckett or James Joyce they are considered to be most influential playwrights, poets, and novelists of the 20th century. Writing in both English and in French, his writing is known to express a bleak outlook on human life and culture while incorporating black comedy
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century. He is best known as the Irish author of Ulysses, and is, according to Bracken, an “incredible literary work that manages to incorporate a myriad of styles in such a way that creates the most original piece of writing ever produced.
Abraham Stoker was a novelist and short story writer best known for his Gothic thriller, Dracula (1897). Dracula is amongst the best selling books of all time (after the Bible) and had influenced over 1,000 vampire-based films throughout the world. The book’s Irish connection is undeniable.
Jonanthan Swift, too, wrote in a very particular, satirist manner; every word Swift picked was chosen to express the opinionated sarcasm in his works. His works like Gulliver’s Travels, Tale of a Tub, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier’s Letters, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift explains his caliber.
Wilde’s short stories, plays, and poems truly embody a “rich and dramatic portrayals of the human condition.
KLF extends its admiration towards the overwhelming participation of writer’s artists and activists from various cultures and foreign countries. KLF being the second largest literary festival grows more to accommodate more and more countries in the coming editions. The previous editions of KLF had various sessions with the participation from foreign writers and turned out to be crowd pleasers.
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