Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Stalin’s Personal Library – with Geoffrey Roberts

25 September, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Geoffrey Roberts

Geoffrey Roberts in conversation with Judith Devlin

Joseph Stalin was a voracious reader. Mostly he read government documents and the revolutionary classics but he also read Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Balzac. By the time he died his library contained some 20,000 volumes. The books in Stalin’s personal library provide vital clues to what motivated his thoughts and actions. Geoffrey Roberts discusses the intellectual range behind the legendary monster.

Geoffrey Roberts is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Royal Irish Academy and Professor of History and International Relations at University College Cork.

No booking required. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open twenty minutes prior to event.

Events are liable to change. To stay informed of any changes in the Festival programme, please sign up to our mailing list


25 September, 2016
12:00 pm
Event Category:


Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland
+ Google Map