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Beckett goes from Nobel-man to French Resistance hero

Beckett goes from Nobel-man to French Resistance hero | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

But playwright Samuel Beckett's time as a member of the French Resistance – along with an Irish nun and a Dublin-born relative of Napolean Bonaparte – feature in a new exhibition tracing Ireland's 300-year-old military relationship with France at the National Museum in Collins Barracks.

It's well known that the Dublin-born Beckett, who won the Nobel Prize in 1969, lived in Paris for many years with his partner Suzanne Dechevau-Dumesnil.

But the fact he won a Croix de Guerre war medal from for bravery and his "steely nerve" as an intelligence officer during the Nazi occupation of France during World War Two is lesser known.

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Amos Gideon Greig's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:11 PM

Beckett has always been a fascinating person both in his work and his life.

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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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Book Review: Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan | Culturefly

Book Review: Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan | Culturefly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ruth Gilligan’s fourth novel, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan, follows the stories of several interlocking families and opens with the arrival of a Jewish family leaving Europe in search of a better life in America.
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Poet Catherine Ann Cullen reports on her experience as writer in residence in inner-city Dublin

Poet Catherine Ann Cullen reports on her experience as writer in residence in inner-city Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet Catherine Ann Cullen reports on her experience as writer in residence in inner-city Dublin

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He stood at the top of the stairs by Jane Clarke | Poetry Ireland

Read He stood at the top of the stairs by Jane Clarke, from Issue 121 of Poetry Ireland Review
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Winners of Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2017 announced | Poetry Ireland

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'I have an aversion to failure': Sally Rooney, Europe's No 1 debater, on her debut novel

'I have an aversion to failure': Sally Rooney, Europe's No 1 debater, on her debut novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She has been called the ‘Salinger for the Snapchat generation’. Sally Rooney explains how she wrote Conversations With Friends in a flat-out creative frenzy
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Will Self:If there is one constant presence it is the underlying influence of James Joyce.

Will Self:If there is one constant presence it is the underlying influence of James Joyce. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
If there is one constant presence it is the underlying influence of James Joyce.
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Waves - poignant and understated play about one woman's remarkable resilience

Waves - poignant and understated play about one woman's remarkable resilience | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gentle movement and vivid storytelling make more than a few ripples in this poignant and understated play about one woman's remarkable resilience
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Irish Times' Eileen Battersby to read at Over The Edge

Irish Times' Eileen Battersby to read at Over The Edge | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
EILEEN BATTERSBY, the chief literary critic of The Irish Times will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday May 25 at 6.30pm, along with Kathryn Guille and Chris Connolly.
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REVIEW: ‘Outside Mullingar’ is salty, sweet and, oh, so Irish

REVIEW: ‘Outside Mullingar’ is salty, sweet and, oh, so Irish | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Outside Mullingar At Pacific Theatre until June 10, 2017 Tickets from $23.95 at pacifictheatre.org / 604-731-5518 Outside Mullingar is unapologetically sentimental, but it might charm. . .
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Children’s Books Ireland award winners revealed

Children’s Books Ireland award winners revealed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Chris Haughton, Peadar Ó Guilín and Deirdre Sullivan win major prizes
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LEAKED: Full Text of President Donald Trump's First Foreign Speech  - Julian Gough

LEAKED: Full Text of President Donald Trump's First Foreign Speech  - Julian Gough | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

OK, legally I can't tell you how I got my hands on this... but below is the full, leaked, tex
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June Caldwell – ‘Room Little Darker’ – Interview

June Caldwell – ‘Room Little Darker’ – Interview | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month, I’m delighted to feature the writer June Caldwell as she prepares to launch her first book of short stories ‘Room Little Darker’.
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Listen to Colm Toibin: House of Names

Listen to Colm Toibin: House of Names | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It’s a far cry from the lace curtains of Enniscorthy. Author Colm Tóibín has turned to the Greek myths for his latest novel.  It’s called House of Names and it’
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The Beauty of It: Paula Meehan, Ron Carey, Claire-Louise Bennett, Fergus Cronin | Poetry Ireland

The Beauty of It: Paula Meehan, Ron Carey, Claire-Louise Bennett, Fergus Cronin | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Sally Rooney -Those Precious Stolen Moments: Book Reviews

Sally Rooney -Those Precious Stolen Moments: Book Reviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book reviews. A blog to filter through the ‘buzz’ books, the ubiquitously tipped debut authors or feverishly anticipated returns. Reviews by Lucy Unwin.
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Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill bestows the Parnell Stick on Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh | Poetry Ireland

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill bestows the Parnell Stick on Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Poetry Prize Winners - Fish Publishing

We are pleased to announce the winners plus short and long lists for the 2017 Fish Poetry Contest, and would like to congratulate the poets for being selected from a pool of 1,305.  Ten Winning Poems (chosen by Jo Shapcott) to be published in 2017 Fish Anthology Short List Long List   Judge Jo Shapcott has …
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Red Dirt, greener grass? Post-crash emigration in EM Reapy’s debut

Red Dirt, greener grass? Post-crash emigration in EM Reapy’s debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No other novel has looked so unflinchingly or with such raw detail at Irish economic migration
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Michael Harding: I was never on Skellig but I made love in Kerry in the 1970s with a petite German girl

Michael Harding: I was never on Skellig but I made love in Kerry in the 1970s with a petite German girl | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael Harding: She could see beneath the mask of codology that I was still a peasant of simple tastes and devotions
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Five Minute Interview with Louise Kennedy - Wasafiri Magazine

Five Minute Interview with Louise Kennedy - Wasafiri Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood Co. Down. She started writing in 2014. In 2015, she won both first place and runner up in Ambit Fiction Contest, and first place in Wasifiri New Writing Competition (Life Writing). In 2016 she won Listowel Los Gatos Short Story Contest and John O’Connor Short Story Competition. Other recognition …
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1916 Easter Rising surrender letter signed by Pádraig Pearse to go on sale in London - Irish Post

1916 Easter Rising surrender letter signed by Pádraig Pearse to go on sale in London - Irish Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A surrender order signed by Pádraig Pearse four days before the Irish rebel’s execution is to be sold at auction in London next month.
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Enda Walsh’s pitch-dark new play Arlington

Enda Walsh’s pitch-dark new play Arlington | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Arlington, Enda Walsh’s pitch-dark new play about speech and silence, the Irish playwright makes an important later in life discovery: his own voice. Cahir O'Doherty reviews the work that was the sensation of the Galway Arts Festival.
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Bid Live on Lot 609: Flann O'Brien's Bookcase / Desk A large William IV period Irish mahogany Secretaire Bookcase, th

Bid Live on Lot 609 in the Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts & Sporting Collectibles Auction from Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.
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Frankie Gaffney: Equating ‘straight white men’ with privilege is idiocy

Frankie Gaffney: Equating ‘straight white men’ with privilege is idiocy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Identity politics is utterly ineffective at anything other than dividing people
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