A celebration of the publication in 1820 of Melmoth the Wanderer by the Dublin writer Charles Robert Maturin.

Maturin lived close to Marsh’s Library and was a regular visitor to the building. This exhibition shows that Maturin used a familiarity with 16th- and 17th-century printed material to condemn religious hypocrisy, and to draw a sharp distinction between the light of culture and the darkness of fanaticism.

‘Ragged, Livid & On Fire’ has been curated by Dr Christina Morin of the University of Limerick and Dr Jason McElligott of Marsh’s Library.

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Joseph O'Connor reads from My Father's House at Kennys Bookshop, January 2023

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