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WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men RTE Documentary

WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men RTE Documentary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Ireland, Yeats is rightly regarded as the poet laureate of the new nation. In Britain he is regarded as a romantic, Irish dreamer. But the reality of his life and work after Ireland had won independence was a good deal earthier, and a good deal more interesting. WB Yeats: No Country For Old Men is a new documentary by award-winning director Maurice Sweeney which concentrates on the later work of the great poet and the themes that inspired him as an ageing man. In looking at Yeats' later life and work, the film reveals a very different Yeats to the poet we learnt about in school.
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The Irish Literary Times

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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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Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1

Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality, music, and humor in turn-of-the-century Dublin.
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Dermot Bolger: The Sat Nav that saved Christmas (and the Teddy Bear who helped) - Herald.ie

Dermot Bolger: The Sat Nav that saved Christmas (and the Teddy Bear who helped) - Herald.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas was a time of confusion and excitement, which was as intense if you lived in the North Pole or in Ireland; if you were as old as Santa or as young as Amy who sat in her Dublin
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Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin Panel Discussion

Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin Panel Discussion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There was a saying in Marilynne Robinson's household: 'Do not speak if you cannot improve upon silence.' Both Marilynne Robinson and Colm Toibin certainly improve upon silence in this vibrant onstage conversation. [MORE]
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Book Review | The Granta Book Of The Irish Short Story By Deborah Devonshire

BOOK REVIEW OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOK =--- Where to buy this book? ISBN: 9781847080974 Book Review of The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story by Deborah Devonshire If you want...
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Christmas Pudding - by Colm Toibin The New Yorker

Christmas Pudding - by Colm Toibin The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas meant that the whole family was together—my parents and their five children, and also my father’s brother and sister and my mother’s sister. On Christmas Day in Enniscorthy, at one o’clock—the same time as every other Irish family—we ate the same food: turkey and ham and vegetables, including mashed and roast potatoes. The only difference between us and everybody else was that our Christmas pudding was better. My grandmother had known the cook at the Castle, and the cook had slipped he
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Irish Publishing in the 21st Century

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It’s that time of hear when, on entering any bookshop, I’m struck by the shimmering height of packed shelves of new titles, and what looks like acres and acres of vertical ‘fields’ of written word, and then my eye falls to the colourful stacks on...
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Michael Longley: The Stairwell (e-book) - Wake Forest University Press

Michael Longley: The Stairwell (e-book) - Wake Forest University Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In The Stairwell, his tenth collection, Michael Longley’s themes and forms reach a new intensity. The second part of the book is a powerful sequence of elegies for his twin brother, Peter, and the dominant mood elsewhere is elegiac. The title poem begins: “I have been thinking about the music for my funeral …” The …
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Christmas The Way It Was With John B. Keane - RTÉ Archives

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Christmas The Way It Was With John B. Keane
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The Dead by James Joyce | Narrative Magazine

The Dead by James Joyce | Narrative Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dead by James Joyce — Lily, the caretaker’s daughter, was literally run off her feet. Hardly had she brought one gentleman into the little ...
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She Stoops to Conquer – Abbey Theatre – Review

She Stoops to Conquer – Abbey Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
She Stoops to Conquer is heading towards its 240th anniversary since its first production in 1777 but in this revival she is as flighty as ever and certainly not showing any signs of age.
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Waiting for love - how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him

Waiting for love - how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett was obsessed with birth. "I have a clear memory of my own foetal existence," he said in an interview given in 1970. "It was an existence where no voice, no
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25 Years Since Death of Samuel Beckett - RTÉ Archives

On 22 December, 1989 Samuel Beckett, author and Nobel Prize winner, died in Paris. 

Listen back to 1976 when Beckett’s school friends, Douglas Graham and Edward Cox, spoke about his school days in Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. 

These interviews are taken from the programme ‘The Life and Work of Samuel Beckett’, broadcast in 1976. They were rebroadcast in the programme 'Bookweek' in May 1984.

The accompanying photograph shows Marie Keane in Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days'.

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Colum McCann Visits Conn | The College Voice

Colum McCann Visits Conn | The College Voice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The writer doesn’t always know what he or she is doing; they find out afterwards,” said author Colum McCann during his visit to Connecticut College this past
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Author Colm Tóibín on popes and orgasms

Author Colm Tóibín on popes and orgasms | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in 1955. He studied at University College Dublin.

Colm Toibin’s collection of stories ‘The Empty Family’ will be published in the UK in October 2010 and in the US and Canada in January 2011. His collection of essays on Henry James, ‘All a Novelist Needs’ will be published in November 2010.
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1922 – 'Ulysses' - Irish Times

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1922 – 'Ulysses' - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce showed that universal experiences were to be found, not with gods or heroes, but in mundane urban lives
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Declan Meade on indie publishing, the Independent Bookshop and doing the groundwork for the major players

Declan Meade on indie publishing, the Independent Bookshop and doing the groundwork for the major players | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We caught up with Declan Meade, founder and publisher of The Stinging Fly and one of the participants in The Independent Bookshop in a basement retail unit on Dublin’s South William Street.
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Selected Shorts: On Air - Frank O’Connor’s “Christmas Morning,” read by Malachy McCourt.

Selected Shorts: On Air - Frank O’Connor’s “Christmas Morning,” read by Malachy McCourt. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction.
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Limerick – City of Culture: tribute to a small group of Limerick-based readers

Limerick – City of Culture: tribute to a small group of Limerick-based readers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
tribute to a small group of Limerick-based readers
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Classic Christmas short stories for children - Irish Times

Classic Christmas short stories for children - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gather the kids around and sprinkle a little Christmas magic with these festive short stories
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'She taught me that truth has a sound': Lisa Dwan on Billie Whitelaw

'She taught me that truth has a sound': Lisa Dwan on Billie Whitelaw | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After performing Samuel Beckett’s mouth-only performance Not I, Lisa Dwan found a valuable guide in Beckett’s muse, Billie Whitelaw, who died this week.
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Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett collaborator, dies aged 82

Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett collaborator, dies aged 82 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
British actor passes away in London nursing home, says her son
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25 years ago - The New York Times: Samuel Beckett Is Dead at 83

Samuel Beckett, a towering figure in drama and fiction who altered the course of contemporary theater, died in Paris on Friday at the age of 83. He died of respiratory problems in a Paris hospital, where he had been moved from a nursing home. He was buried yesterday at the Montparnasse cemetery after a private funeral.

Explaining the secrecy surrounding his illness, hospitalization and death, Irene Lindon, representing the author's Paris publisher, Editions de Minuit, said it was ''what he would have wanted.''

Beckett's plays became the cornerstone of 20th-century theater beginning with ''Waiting for Godot,'' which was first produced in 1953. As the play's two tramps wait for a salvation that never comes, they exchange vaudeville routines and metaphysical musings - and comedy rises to tragedy. An Alternative to Naturalism

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