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Paris, a new Irish publisher and a crowdfunded opening offering

Paris, a new Irish publisher and a crowdfunded opening offering | Breadcrumbs | Scoop.it
Well, this is exciting. Three of the world’s most beautiful things - books, crowdfunding and Paris - have come together with the launch of a brand new Irish publishing house based in the French cap...

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Lisa Dwan’s acclaimed Beckett trilogy pushes performance to the limits,

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HAVING wowed London’s West End, actress Lisa Dwan brings her acclaimed Samuel Beckett trilogy to Galway’s Taibhdhearc theatre next week, as part of the Galway Arts Festival. It will be a spiritual homecoming.

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Fight on to save retreat of a broken-hearted Yeats - Independent.ie

Fight on to save retreat of a broken-hearted Yeats - Independent.ie | Breadcrumbs | Scoop.it
IT is the ancient stone retreat where WB Yeats went to nurse his disappointment after Maud Gonne rejected his final marriage proposal – followed shortly after by his spurned advances to

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Gone - story by Colum McCann

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From the bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin, an emotional tour de force about a missing boy and the mother who is desperate to find him.

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Progressives Raise Money for NSA Leaker Snowden's Legal Defense

Progressives Raise Money for NSA Leaker Snowden's Legal Defense | Breadcrumbs | Scoop.it
Progressives have begun raising money for the legal defense of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who has admitted to leaking several secret national security documents to the British newspaper The Guardian and the Washington...
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Bards & Brews at Avondale Park to Benefit Teen Poetry Initiative

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Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series will travel to the amphitheater at Avondale Park on Friday, May 3, 2013.

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A. Razor - Patriotic?

A. Razor "Patriotic?" Poems Under The Dome San Francisco City Hall April 18, 2013

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Irish Writers in America - Dennis Lehane, John Banville - CUNY TV

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This episode of “Irish Writers in America,” a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with Dennis Lehane, best selling author of Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and The Given Day, soon to...

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An Irishman’s Diary on Berlin’s tribute to Samuel Beckett

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A rare outing for a unique work

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First edition copy of ‘Bog Poems’ by Seamus Heaney +Joyce and Beckett letters among many rarities in London auction

First edition copy of ‘Bog Poems’ by Seamus Heaney +Joyce and Beckett letters among many rarities in London auction | Breadcrumbs | Scoop.it
A first edition copy of ‘Bog Poems’ by Seamus Heaney also attracted interest

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SAG-AFTRA Convention Hosts Digital Media and LGBT Panels; Honors Founding Co-Presidents

SAG-AFTRA Convention Hosts Digital Media and LGBT Panels; Honors Founding Co-Presidents | Breadcrumbs | Scoop.it

A total of 14 panels and six workshops were offered in the afternoon, as well as a press conference for a groundbreaking study on workplace opportunities and conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) actors, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity in the Industry...


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The Complete Story of Whitey Bulger: T.J. English Reports

After a twenty-year tyranny over Boston, more than a decade on the run, and a number-two slot on the FBI's Most Wanted list, Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bul...
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And listen to my interview with TJ:   Artists and Writers at Work: TJ English at http://tobtr.com/s/4932943. #BlogTalkRadio

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On Loves, Lunacies, and Losses: The Little-Known Poetry of Mark Twain

On Loves, Lunacies, and Losses: The Little-Known Poetry of Mark Twain | Breadcrumbs | Scoop.it
"Advance your cue and shut your eyes / And take the cushion first."

Literary history is peppered with famed novelists who also wrote vers

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The Book of Kells free on iTunes for iPad on St. Patrick's Day

 
Description

Every page of the Book of Kells available in high resolution for the first time.

Explore the finest details of 21 of the 9th century manuscript’s most decorated pages at up to six times their original size.

The Book of Kells is one of the most famous illustrated manuscripts and the most elaborate manuscript of its kind to survive from the early Middle Ages. Today, it is on display in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

Following on from the international award-winning DVD-ROM, this app showcases the amazing decorative skills of the scribes and the rich and varied colours used in the drawings.

FEATURES

- See all 680 pages
- Zoom in to explore the detail 21 of the most decorated pages at up to 6 times their actual size
- Learn about the history of the book including where, when and how it was made
- Understand the meaning behind decorative symbols used throughout the manuscript
- Browse through over 600 examples of animals, initial letters and other decorative themes


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