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More than words from a literary giant- Aidan Higgins

More than words from a literary giant- Aidan Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Aidan Higgins belongs in the company of James Joyce andSamuel Beckett. In fact it was Sam who was instrumental in giving a start to the Kildare writer's career: he recommended him to his own publisher, John Calder, who brought out Higgins' first book, Felo de Se, in 1960.

This new book, 52 years later, is his 16th. It is a tiny thing of 60 pages – like Beckett, the older Higgins gets the more condensed his work becomes.

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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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Borstal Boy review: Brendan Behan's autobiographical play at Dublin's Gaiety ... - Irish Mirror

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BBC 4: Four Women Poets Today: 21 yrs later with Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy and Eavan Boland

BBC 4: Four Women Poets Today: 21 yrs later with Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy and Eavan Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poets Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland update a 1992 debate.
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Dublin Theatre Festival - Réiltín by Paul Mercier | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

Dublin Theatre Festival - Réiltín by Paul Mercier | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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One-person Show Molly Stuns at The Atlas - The Hillishome

One-person Show Molly Stuns at The Atlas - The Hillishome | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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One-person Show Molly Stuns at The Atlas
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This one-woman drama stars Danielle Davy as the heroine of playwright George O'Brien's haunting drama about the mistress of of Irish playwright J.M.
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Michael Harding’s wonderful new memoir: Hanging With the Elephant

Michael Harding’s wonderful new memoir: Hanging With the Elephant | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Set over six weeks when his wife is away, and Harding has to cope with the solitude, this is a worthy successor to Staring at Lakes
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Mark O’Rowe on the power to shock – and feel

Mark O’Rowe on the power to shock – and feel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The plays of the ‘Howie the Rookie’ writer are dark, complex affairs. With his new work, ‘Our Few and Evil Days’, about to open at the Abbey Theatre, even he admits he doesn’t fully know what makes them tick
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Madness, creativity and hope in Druid production of Murphy plays Brigit and ... - Connacht Tribune Group

Madness, creativity and hope in Druid production of Murphy plays Brigit and ... - Connacht Tribune Group | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Colin Barrett Wins 2014 Rooney Prize for Fiction - Irish America

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Colin Barrett Wins 2014 Rooney Prize for Fiction
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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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Walsh is Beckett's heir as an Irish playwright who repeatedly ploughs the same bleak furrow.
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Martina Devlin talks about historical fiction - YouTube

Martina Devlin, author of the historical fiction novel, The House Where It Happened gives her definition of the genre.
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Juno and the Paycock Trailer - YouTube

Niamh Cusack and Des McAleer star in Sean O'Casey's classic Irish drama Juno and the Paycock. Packed full of hilarity and tragedy, comic double acts and poli...
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Brendan Behan: Rebel in Rome

Brendan Behan: Rebel in Rome | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Irishman’s Diary about Brendan Behan
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Fund celebrates WB Yeats anniversary

Fund celebrates WB Yeats anniversary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish government allocates 500,000 euros to celebrate the work of WB Yeats.
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Night, by Edna O’Brien

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Paperback review
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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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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

Eamon McDevitt play aims to give voice to deaf community | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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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Joycean Character Comes Alive in 'riverrun'
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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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