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Irish poet Eavan Boland to focus on work about identity in Dodge Poetry Festival debut

Irish poet Eavan Boland to focus on work about identity in Dodge Poetry Festival debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As a young poet in Ireland, Eavan Boland struggled to find her place within a rich tradition dominated by strong male voices. She wanted to write about children, marriage and her suburban Dublin life, but the larger-than-life mythology of her heritage — from Yeats to Heaney — seemed to exclude her.
So it's not surprising that much of her work deals with questions of identity and the quest to find her place in Irish letters. Traditional topics — such as romantic love and Irish history — are turned on upside down and viewed through the prism of the experiences of a modern Irish woman.
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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

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Madness, creativity and hope in Druid production of Murphy plays Brigit and ... - Connacht Tribune Group

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Colin Barrett Wins 2014 Rooney Prize for Fiction - Irish America

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Irish short story writer and Mayo native Colin Barrett was recently awarded the 2014 Rooney Prize for Irish literature for his new book, Young Skins.
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Wilde about Oscar and his links to the West - Connacht Tribune Group

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Connacht Tribune Group Wilde about Oscar and his links to the West Connacht Tribune Group Gerard – one of the speakers at a conference entitled A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage, to be held in Galway next week – describes the...
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Celebrating Lafcadio Hearn

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An Irishman’s Diary about a protean literary genius and traveller
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The Second Coming - Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes footage from production and rehearsal of The Second Coming. A co-production between Fidget Feet and the Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo.
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Ballyturk, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London - Financial Times

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Ballyturk, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London
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Walsh is Beckett's heir as an Irish playwright who repeatedly ploughs the same bleak furrow.
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IMRAM programme 2014

IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge 2014 Irish-language Literature Festival 9–18 Deireadh Fómhair/October 2014 featuring Amhráin na Saoirse: Tionscadal Bob Marley / Redemption Songs: The Bob Marley Project (I'm giving a guest lecture on Irish Poetry @IrishWritersCtr...
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Samuel Beckett season for Barbican 2015 - Official London Theatre

Samuel Beckett season for Barbican 2015 - Official London Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett season for Barbican 2015 Official London Theatre Samuel Beckett will take centre stage at the Barbican Theatre next year when the London venue stages a season of plays celebrating the Irish playwright's work as part of its 2015...
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Theatre review: Brigit/Bailegangaire

Instructively, the first dramatic action in Brigit is the sudden, magical flaring up of the hearth onstage. This most elemental of metaphors, fire, is key to both plays — at once the tragic weight of Mommo’s confession in Bailegangaire and yet a symbol of creative redemption in Brigit. In the latter, we movingly witness the sparks flying off Seamus’s chisel as he sharpens it on a grinding wheel.

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Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, by Dave Lordan

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The title (and first) poem of Dave Lordan’s new collection (his third) opens with a confident assertion of the creative power of the poet’s faith: ‘I believe in them, so they do exist’. That faintl...
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Pan Pan Theatre Brings Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Tonight - Broadway World

Pan Pan Theatre Brings Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Tonight Broadway World In addition to directing all of Pan Pan's productions he has directed Tom Johnson's The Four-Note Opera, Carmen and The (Little) Magic Flute for Opera Theatre Company, as well as...
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Ballyturk review: Cillian Murphy stars in enthralling blend of bizarre delights - Express.co.uk

Ballyturk review: Cillian Murphy stars in enthralling blend of bizarre delights - Express.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Express.co.uk Ballyturk review: Cillian Murphy stars in enthralling blend of bizarre delights Express.co.uk Put that way, Enda Walsh's new play is no barrel of laughs – like his fellow Irish playwright Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, maybe,...
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Review: Three plays by Samuel Beckett @ Birmingham Rep

Review: Three plays by Samuel Beckett @ Birmingham Rep | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You don’t often get the chance to see one Beckett play and then three come along at once.

The late Quentin Crisp defined culture as anything too boring to be called entertainment, and at first sight this Royal Court production of these three la…
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Eamon McDevitt play aims to give voice to deaf community

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The tragic story of the shooting of Eamon McDevitt by the British army in 1971, and its impact on the deaf community, is being told through sign language, writes Caomhán Keane (Today's Irish Examiner features YOU TOLD ME TO WASH AND CLEAN MY EARS :...
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Roddy Doyle writing novel for adults with poor literacy

Roddy Doyle writing novel for adults with poor literacy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Booker winner to pen Dead Man Talking for the Quick Reads initiative, which offers books by mainstream authors that are the same in every respect but simply shorter and easier Continue reading...
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New York Times Review: ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride

New York Times Review: ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.
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Poem of the Week: "Airports" by Leontia Flynn

Poem of the Week: "Airports" by Leontia Flynn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Airports” by Leontia Flynn
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Joycean Character Comes Alive in 'riverrun' - New York Times

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Don't expect much illumination from “riverrun,” an agile and gnomic solo show by the Irish performer Olwen Fouéré presented at BAM Fisher part of the Next Wave Festival.
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Paris Review – Stalking Seán O’Casey, Sam Stephenson

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Today is the fiftieth anniversary of Irish playwright Seán O’Casey’s death. Sam Stephenson tracks his appearances in W. Eugene Smith’s archive.
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Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,' by Eimear McBride - Washington Post

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Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,' by Eimear McBride Washington Post Americans finally have a chance to see what all the fuss is about over Eimear McBride's “A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.” Its success has the makings of a minor literary...
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Uncovering a Hidden History by Nessa O'Mahony

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How Samuel Beckett Used Language to Stage the Invisible

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett - And His Staging of the Invisible - Everything you need to know about Seattle theater is in The Stranger. Theater and performance calendar, Stranger staff picks, Brendan Kiley, and theater reviews every week!
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Bram Stoker Festival 2014 - Dublin's annual celebration of Bram Stoker

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'Ballyturk': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter

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'Ballyturk': Theater Review
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His spirit again informs Walsh's latest tragicomic fairy tale, which seems designed to illustrate the paradox that life is both unbearably miserable and far too short.
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Enda Walsh: 'Pure theatre animal' explores solitude and the void below

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Lauded Irish playwright and screenwriter mixes physical comedy and verbal energy to delve into the subtext of lonely lives ([Guardian-UK] Enda Walsh: 'Theatre animal' explores our roles, solitude and the void below: Lauded Irish play...
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