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A peace of the action

A peace of the action | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There was Gary Mitchell, thinking all that polemic was in the past. The playwright whose career has been symbiotically linked with Ulster loyalism – from his stage and radio plays and TV films to the real-life drama of his entire family being forced out of their homes by UDA paramilitaries – had decided to reinvent himself. No more writing about working-class Protestantism, he decreed. It was time to tackle universal themes.
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Amos Gideon Greig's curator insight, January 3, 2013 6:29 PM

Gary Mitchell reacts to the recent unrest in loyalists. I was going to say loyalist communities but the thing is not every protestant is a unionist in a similar vein not every catholic is a republican.

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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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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Poetry for Samhain: “The Andean Flute” by Derek Mahon

Poetry for Samhain: “The Andean Flute” by Derek Mahon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As Ireland prepares to celebrate Samhain (pronounced “SAH-win”), a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year, Derek Mahon’s mystical poem perfectly encapsulat...
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Just By Chance by Ed O'Dwyer - Forward Arts Foundation

Just By Chance by Ed O'Dwyer - Forward Arts Foundation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

This is the place we have been coming to since,
this is the hour, and yet just by chance

that the stars were out that first night, and their light, just by chance,
glittering on the Shannon’s lurching surface,

a near-full moon suspended over the centre of Thomond Bridge
just by chance of where we stood on the quay.

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Irish Poet Paul Muldoon at McFarlin Fellow Event

Irish Poet Paul Muldoon at McFarlin Fellow Event | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the upcoming McFarlin Fellows event "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: A Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon," on October 23rd, 2014.
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Seanachies: keepers of Ireland's rich folklore heritage (IrishCentral)

Seanachies: keepers of Ireland's rich folklore heritage (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Maureen Donachie

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

These bards helped maintain Celtic culture for over 2,000 years. Read more
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Entering The Mare and other poems by Katie Donovan

Entering The Mare and other poems by Katie Donovan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Entering the Mare   (The inauguration of an Irish chieftain, as observed by Gerald of Wales in the 12th century)   She stamps and shivers, her white coat vainly shrugging, as the would-be chieftain plunges in, burying deep his puny, acrid...
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► VIDEO: Michael Harding: the chronicles of ordinary life in Ireland

► VIDEO: Michael Harding: the chronicles of ordinary life in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael Harding reflects on finding inspiration in the ordinary and how accidental incidents can be used to chronicle the Irish life. Video: Enda O' Dowd
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In my library: Colum McCann

In my library: Colum McCann | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was a brave act, even for a writer hailed for his compassion: When Colum McCann saw a woman being attacked last month on a New Haven, Conn., sidewalk, he ran to her aid. For his trouble, the pri...
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The Believer - Interview with Eavan Boland “A Vocabulary of Belonging”

The Believer - Interview with Eavan Boland “A Vocabulary of Belonging” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From the Believer magazine.
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The O'Brien Press - Surge - New Writing from Ireland Introduction by Frank McGuinness

The O'Brien Press - Surge - New Writing from Ireland Introduction by Frank McGuinness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Surge - New Writing from Ireland
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Irish writers John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, and Sarah Crossan have been nominated The Carnegie Medal for 2015

Irish writers John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, and Sarah Crossan have been nominated The Carnegie Medal for 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writers John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, and Sarah Crossan have been nominated The Carnegie Medal for 2015
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Glenn Patterson: A photograph seen once, long ago, haunted me – and taught me to distrust memory

Glenn Patterson: A photograph seen once, long ago, haunted me – and taught me to distrust memory | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Glenn Patterson: When I tracked down a Nazi soldier’s snapshot of an execution, it reminded me how warily you must tread when you try to enlist the past, however good your intentions
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The Revelator Orchestra - The Brotherhood of the Flood

The Revelator Orchestra - The Brotherhood of the Flood | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Revelator Orchestra provide an intensely rewarding experience with their new album The Brotherhood of the Flood. Coming into focus with the electric urgency 'The Brotherhood of the Flood 1' the...
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Michael Longley on The T S Eliot Prize Shortlist - Poetry Book Society

Michael Longley on The T S Eliot Prize Shortlist - Poetry Book Society | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Poetry Book Society was founded by T S Eliot in 1953. We are a unique poetry society, providing guidance and discounts on the very best contemporary poetry.
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Play it again, Godot: Luke Mullins on taking his Lucky to London

Play it again, Godot: Luke Mullins on taking his Lucky to London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The award-winning supporting actor turned leading man on redoing Beckett at the Barbican and his new role as a rabbit Sydney will be Waiting for Godot in London Remounting a show even a hugely successful sell-out has its own challenges, says...
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Rebellious French cross-dresser played an overlooked role in shaping Oscar ... - Stanford Report

Rebellious French cross-dresser played an overlooked role in shaping Oscar ... - Stanford Report | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An archival discovery by Stanford literary scholar Petra Dierkes-Thrun reveals how Wilde's close ties to a gender-bending Parisian publisher and her transnational network of queer artists helped ensure his posthumous fame.
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Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards

Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Michael Roddy LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - It was a great day for the Irish at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday as a new production of Brian Friel's
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Bookseller, writer and musician receive honorary degrees at NUI Galway

Bookseller, writer and musician receive honorary degrees at NUI Galway | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Former Magdalen novitiate proof that “the lone individual can make a difference”
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Life of poet is work in progress

Life of poet is work in progress | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A powerful new book on the life of Derek Mahon sent Thomas McCarthy back to Mahon’s four key works, The Yaddo Letter, The Hudson Letter, The Yellow Book and Harbour Lights.
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Myth and experience: the poetry of Eavan Boland

Myth and experience: the poetry of Eavan Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The distance between the early and later collections of the poet, who is 70 next week, marks the changing landscapes of her life
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Civilisation and Culture - Incompatible Bedfellows? by Jack Harte

Civilisation and Culture  -  Incompatible Bedfellows? by Jack Harte | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is a talk I gave at the World Philosophical Forum in Athens on 1 October, 2014   The road to world civilisation and global citizenship seems to get bumpier with every passing year. The ap...
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Fiction Review Greetings, Hero by Aiden O’Reilly

Fiction Review Greetings, Hero by Aiden O’Reilly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Greetings Hero Review Aiden O'Reilly Honest Publishing
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Nominations for Irish Laureate for Fiction Revealed

Nominations for Irish Laureate for Fiction Revealed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In July, the Arts Council wrote to organisations and individuals across the country, asking for their nominations for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. The closing date for receipt of nominations was 3 October 2014, and they received 119 submissions from bookshops, libraries, book clubs, arts organisations, poets and playwrights. A total of 34 writers were nominated for this honour - these are they! Anne Enright Anne Haverty Belinda McKeon Bernard MacLaverty Catherine Dunne Christine Dwy
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