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The Writin' Irish - Brooklyn Rail

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The Writin' Irish
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Senior Producer Lisa Beth Kovetz says that she and Barrett looked beyond the “standard Irish literary mafia” to include choices like Conan O'Brien, Kenneth Lonergan, Billy Collins, and Egan.
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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...”.

 

http://www.gerardbeirne.com

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‘Staging Beckett at the Margins’ | three year collaborative research project

‘Staging Beckett at the Margins’ | three year collaborative research project | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Staging Beckett is a three year collaborative research project undertaken by the universities of Chester, Reading, and the Victoria & Albert Museum which started in September 2012, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project explores Beckett’s impact on British and Irish theatre practice and cultures while also looking at how Beckett has been staged internationally, and it is compiling a database of professional productions of Beckett’s plays in the UK and Ireland.
 
Further information on the project, including a list of our research outputs to date, can be found here:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/research/ftt-staging-beckett.aspx
Our blog can be found here: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/staging-beckett/
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world premiere of The Mariner, by Hugo Hamilton.

Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event showcasing the very best of Irish and international theatre across the city's stages. 25 September - 12 October 2014.
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Mind your language, it’s the gateway to your story

Mind your language, it’s the gateway to your story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jessie Burton, Eimear McBride and John Kelly on the importance of style and linguistic vitality in your work
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The beauty who inspired Kavanagh's Raglan Road

In the Monaghan-born poet's centenary year, his biographer Antoinette Quinn reveals the real story behind his best known poem, later immortalised in song by Luke Kelly
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May 1901: At Stratford-on-Avon - Ideas of Good and Evil - William Butler Yeats

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Remembering my grandmother: ‘She understood a child’s deep thirst for justice’

Remembering my grandmother: ‘She understood a child’s deep thirst for justice’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eilís Dillon wrote almost 40 children’s books – now, 20 years after her death, it’s great to see her influence reflected on our modern bookshelves
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Gavin Bryars on Samuel Beckett: 'There is something particularly satisfying ... - The Independent

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Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett: 'We are the boys of the lough'

Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett: 'We are the boys of the lough' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Returning to his hometown of Enniskillen to direct Samuel Beckett's Catastrophe at the Happy Days festival, the Irish actor reflects on the man and the landscape that shaped himIt was 1981 and we all headed down into the dark of the Studio theatre...
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Ballyturk – Black Box Theatre- Galway – Review

Ballyturk – Black Box Theatre- Galway – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
At the start of the play we are introduced to two men. We get to see their daily ritual, and the strange games they play with each other, acting out characters from the town of Ballyturk, telling well rehearsed stories.
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde review bons mots and barefaced lies

The Trials of Oscar Wilde review  bons mots and barefaced lies | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
St James, London
John Gorick is a beguiling Wilde in a smart play that reveals the establishment at its worstSt James had a sell-out success with its week-long (lunchtime and evening) season of Oscar Wilde items.
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Audio - Association of Franco-Irish Studies: Mary O'Donnell interviewed by Sean Rocks

Audio file of an Interview by Sean Rocks (presenter of the Arts Show on Radio Eireann) with Mary O'Donnell writer.
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Damian Smyth - New Website

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Damian Smyth Northern Ireland, Damian Smyth Poetry, Poet, Writer, Downpatrick, Templar, Ulster Writer, Arts Council
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Virtual Ulysses: inhabit the characters of James Joyce’s masterpiece

Virtual Ulysses: inhabit the characters of James Joyce’s masterpiece | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin film maker Eoghan Kidney gives Ulysses a 21st-century makeover
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Excerpt from my book Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language. | Destiny Poets

Excerpt from my book Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language. | Destiny Poets | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Book Trade Announcements - Acquisition Announcement - Here Are The Young Men

'Here Are the Young Men is a fierce, shocking, blackly comic wild ride of a novel – a powerful literary statement about the lives of disaffected and disillusioned young people. Rob Doyle does for Dublin what Irvine Welsh did for Edinburgh in Trainspotting. Brave, insightful, philosophical and heartbreaking, it introduces a talented writer at the beginning of what will be a long career.'
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The TLS blog: Is 'Finnegans Wake' unreadable?

The TLS blog: Is 'Finnegans Wake' unreadable? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN The answer in a word is no. Although Seamus Deane writes in his 1992 Introduction to the Penguin edition (with its caricature of the author by César Abin on the cover, above), “the first thing to say about Finnegans Wake is that it is, in an important sense, unreadable”. By which he means that the reader “must forgo most of the conventions about reading and about language . . .”. It is, he goes on to say, a book “written in the English language, and also against the English language”; in fact, Joyce has drawn on sixty-five...
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The American Literary Blog: Death of Fanny Parnell

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How the death and funeral of poet Fanny Parnell (d. July 20, 1882) became a symbol for Irish nationalism http://t.co/krBwB6Tsk9
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The TLS blog: Joyce scholarship: a male preserve?

The TLS blog: Joyce scholarship: a male preserve? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joyce photographed by Ottocaro Weiss, Zurich (1915) By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN While writing my most recent post, about the supposed unreadability of Finnegans Wake, I was struck by one particular aspect of Joyce scholarship: the large gender imbalance in those who have published books about the writer. A glance at the bibliographies of some of the books I was consulting reveals the following figures: Finnegans Wake (Penguin ed): 16 male authors cited, two female authors Ian Pindar’s Joyce: 22 male, as against Brenda Maddox’s 1988 biography of Nora Barnacle (Joyce) Umberto Eco’s The Middle Ages of James Joyce, meanwhile, lists 66...
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Hip-hop theatre reworking of The Táin myth is an Irish first

Hip-hop theatre reworking of The Táin myth is an Irish first | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
CU CHULAINN meets hip-hop, sceptical? I was!
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W B Yeats and Stratford-upon-Avon | The Shakespeare blog

W B Yeats and Stratford-upon-Avon | The Shakespeare blog | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 1904 Yeats co-founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Many years later in his history of the Abbey Theatre Gerard Fay noted that the play “had a place in Irish theatre history – that it was the last time Dubliners had to call in ...
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TLS: “Amsterdam”- by Richard Murphy; introduced by Andrew McCulloch

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Novelist Edna O'Brien....Making it through the night - Irish Independent

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Irish Independent Novelist Edna O'Brien....Making it through the night Irish Independent The bed in which she grew up, though, was in the west of Ireland townland of Coose (think of O'Brien's native Scariff), from whose stifling conformities she...
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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne - review

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'If you are looking for a book to find out a bit more about the war and the people who had to live through it, then I strongly recommend this one' Continue reading...
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Something for Sunday Morning by Maria McManus

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Something for Sunday morning If you took a chance And let those plates stop spinning, Stuck your hands in your pockets Or your fingers in your ears And stepped back – What would happen then? After ...
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The Importance of Being Earnest review trivialises sublime Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest review  trivialises sublime Wilde | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Harold Pinter, London If it stripped away the daft framing, this staging could capture Wilde's deft commentary on class, money, marriage and moralsIf visitors to Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery currently hear a strange noise, it is that of Oscar...
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