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Gavin Corbett & Mitzi Angel

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Authors and Editors in Conversation

Mitzi Angel: I particularly enjoyed your portrait of Dublin in This Is the Way. It’s an inside-out portrait of a...
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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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Waiting for love - how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him

Waiting for love - how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett was obsessed with birth. "I have a clear memory of my own foetal existence," he said in an interview given in 1970. "It was an existence where no voice, no
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25 Years Since Death of Samuel Beckett - RTÉ Archives

On 22 December, 1989 Samuel Beckett, author and Nobel Prize winner, died in Paris. 

Listen back to 1976 when Beckett’s school friends, Douglas Graham and Edward Cox, spoke about his school days in Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. 

These interviews are taken from the programme ‘The Life and Work of Samuel Beckett’, broadcast in 1976. They were rebroadcast in the programme 'Bookweek' in May 1984.

The accompanying photograph shows Marie Keane in Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days'.

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Samuel Beckett who died 25 years ago today: An Appreciation by John Montague

Samuel Beckett who died 25 years ago today: An Appreciation by John Montague | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Obituary: Samuel Beckett
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▶ Samuel Beckett, HAPPY DAYS (Act II), Billie Whitelaw, directed by Beckett - YouTube

CAST: Billie Whitelaw (Winnie), Leonard Fenton (Willie). Director: Samuel Beckett. The picture quality of this copy is very poor, but this important producti...
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Billie Whitelaw: Beckett’s ‘perfect actress’ - dies on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Beckett's Death

Billie Whitelaw: Beckett’s ‘perfect actress’ - dies on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Beckett's Death | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She starred in The Omen and Frenzy, but she will always be remembered for her powerful interpretations of Beckett’s plays
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Richard W. Halperin – Five Poems

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Richard W. Halperin has seen over 230 of his poems published in magazines in Ireland and the UK since 2005.
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The Best Books of 2014 as Chosen by Some of Your Favourite Writers - HeadStuff

The Best Books of 2014 as Chosen by Some of Your Favourite Writers - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The best books of 2014 as chosen by Dave Rudden Roddy Doyle Liz Nugent Jarlath Regan Louise Phillips Sue Leonard Orla McAlinden Stephen James Smith Jennifer Burke Clodagh Murphy Karen Power Margaret Bonass Madden Claire Allan Lorna Sixsmith Louise Hall Paul Fitzsimons Caroline Finnerty Nuala Ní Chonchúir
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Rediscovering neglected texts and muted voices- Charlotte Riddell

Rediscovering neglected texts and muted voices- Charlotte Riddell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Charlotte Riddell’s ‘A Struggle For Fame’ is first in new ‘Recovered Voices’ series
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Anthony Cronin’s unquenchable fighting spirit

Anthony Cronin’s unquenchable fighting spirit | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anthony Cronin has produced one of the most distinctive oeuvres of Irish poetry in decades
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Essay | Raising the Devil: The unspeakable fictions of Liam O'Flaherty – by Dave Lordan | Stinging Fly

Essay | Raising the Devil: The unspeakable fictions of Liam O'Flaherty – by Dave Lordan | Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
Thank you so much for your letter and cheque. I would be dead were it not for you and of course Fr John O Reilly would say you were aiding and abetting the devil. Well, I hope to raise the devil with the world yet anyway.

—A letter from Liam O‘Flaherty to Edward Garnett, June 1923
 
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'She taught me that truth has a sound': Lisa Dwan on Billie Whitelaw

'She taught me that truth has a sound': Lisa Dwan on Billie Whitelaw | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After performing Samuel Beckett’s mouth-only performance Not I, Lisa Dwan found a valuable guide in Beckett’s muse, Billie Whitelaw, who died this week.
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Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett collaborator, dies aged 82

Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett collaborator, dies aged 82 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
British actor passes away in London nursing home, says her son
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25 years ago - The New York Times: Samuel Beckett Is Dead at 83

Samuel Beckett, a towering figure in drama and fiction who altered the course of contemporary theater, died in Paris on Friday at the age of 83. He died of respiratory problems in a Paris hospital, where he had been moved from a nursing home. He was buried yesterday at the Montparnasse cemetery after a private funeral.

Explaining the secrecy surrounding his illness, hospitalization and death, Irene Lindon, representing the author's Paris publisher, Editions de Minuit, said it was ''what he would have wanted.''

Beckett's plays became the cornerstone of 20th-century theater beginning with ''Waiting for Godot,'' which was first produced in 1953. As the play's two tramps wait for a salvation that never comes, they exchange vaudeville routines and metaphysical musings - and comedy rises to tragedy. An Alternative to Naturalism

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Father figure and mentor of Irish dramatic talent- Phelim Donlon: July 17th, 1936 - December 14th, 2014

Father figure and mentor of Irish dramatic talent- Phelim Donlon: July 17th, 1936 - December 14th, 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Phelim Donlon: July 17th, 1936 - December 14th, 2014
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▶ Samuel Beckett, HAPPY DAYS (Act I), Billie Whitelaw, directed by Beckett, 1979 - YouTube

CAST: Billie Whitelaw (Winnie), Leonard Fenton (Willie). Director: Samuel Beckett. The picture quality of this copy is very poor, but this important producti...
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Gerry Mc Donnell – Three Poems

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GERRY MC DONNELL was born and lives in Dublin. He was educated in Trinity College, Dublin where he edited ICARUS, the college literary magazine; and at Dublin City University.
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Poetry: Diagnosis (after Raymond Carver) - Independent.ie

Poetry: Diagnosis (after Raymond Carver) - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He said it was life threatening and incurable
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New Irish Writing - How to enter

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New Irish Writing, edited by Ciaran Carty, is open to writers who are Irish or are resident in Ireland.
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Surge: New Writing from Ireland - Shards of glass and solid bricks in a winning collection

Surge: New Writing from Ireland - Shards of glass and solid bricks in a winning collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New writers hold their own against more established names in this enjoyable short story collection
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New and classic translations bring clarity to medieval poems

New and classic translations bring clarity to medieval poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maurice Riordan (Ed): The Finest Music; Ciaran Carson: From Elsewhere
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Poem of the Week: "Christmas Tree" by Michael Lonngley

Poem of the Week: "Christmas Tree" by Michael Lonngley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas Tree for Jacob You are my second grandson, Christmas-born. I put on specs to read your face. Whispering Sweet nothings to your glistening eyelids, Am I outspoken compared with you? You sl...
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Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art - Cristín Leach Hughes

Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art  - Cristín Leach Hughes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A publication that is as much a tribute to the depth and range of contemporary Irish writing as it is a wordy love song to the artworks from the National Gallery of Ireland that illustrate its thick, creamy pages.
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