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Peter Murphy's top 10 literary preachers

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From James Joyce to Jerry Lee Lewis, the novelist reads some fiery lessons
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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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Arena: Theo Dorgan, poet

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Theo Dorgan talks about his latest collection of poetry “Nine Bright Shiners” (published by Dedalus Press)
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Academy Street by Mary Costello review woman on the sidelines

Academy Street by Mary Costello review woman on the sidelines | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Costellos debut novel draws an extraordinarily compelling narrative from the quiet life of an Irish emigrant Continue reading...
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'They do be saying we've built the finest parish priest's home in the country' - Irish Times

'They do be saying we've built the finest parish priest's home in the country' - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A landmark libel case from 60 years ago, involving the English novelist Honor Tracy – Sean O’Faolain’s lover – and a fundraising cleric, shows the pitfalls that the media can still stumble into
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Introducing the Irish Times Book Club

Introducing the Irish Times Book Club | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Monday, we will reveal the first novel we will be discussing and launch a weekly email newsletter to keep readers abreast of our expanding literary coverage on irishtimes.com
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Independent Irish publishers get in party spirit with Bring Your Own Stories event

Independent Irish publishers get in party spirit with Bring Your Own Stories event | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An evening of readings by emerging authors in Dublin last night saw local publishers team up to have fun and create a platform
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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

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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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Irish playwright relishes his comedy's American debut - STLtoday.com

Irish playwright relishes his comedy's American debut - STLtoday.com | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
But Robert Massey isn't quitting his day job.
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Colm Tóibín: Getting the words out - Toronto Star

Colm Tóibín: Getting the words out - Toronto Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish author of Nora Webster, in Toronto for International Festival of Authors, discusses writing and culture and how it creates a sense of nationhood.
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Roddy Doyle: Follow the song, not the stars or the waves: The History of Rock’n’Roll in Ten Songs

Roddy Doyle: Follow the song, not the stars or the waves: The History of Rock’n’Roll in Ten Songs | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Few have written as beautifully, and deeply, about songs and singing as Greil Marcus in his non-linear version of the rock’n’roll story
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Louis de Paor’s unsentimental poems lead to a fresh treatment of old material

Louis de Paor’s unsentimental poems lead to a fresh treatment of old material | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alan Gillis is a master of catching his reader by surprise
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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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