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For Irish playwright Enda Walsh, 'Once' marks a bright spot in a dark career - Buffalo News

For Irish playwright Enda Walsh, 'Once' marks a bright spot in a dark career - Buffalo News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Irish playwright Enda Walsh, 'Once' marks a bright spot in a dark career
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Enda Walsh is not exactly what you would call a romantic.
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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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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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Seamus Heaney: no shuffling or cutting — just turning over aces

Seamus Heaney: no shuffling or cutting — just turning over aces | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The impersonator — Rory Bremner, Steve Coogan — speaks, in different voices, to a single primitive pleasure centre in his audience. Counterintuitively, we like the imposition of imposture. We connive…
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Craig Raine writes incisive, profound and heart-felt review of Heaney's poetry in the two new volumes of Selected Poems.

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Fair play Johnny: Fiction by Dave Lordan

Fair play Johnny: Fiction by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Dave Lordan // Dat was de time ya stole me Da’s car. ‘member? Fair play. Fair play man. How aisy the big bollix fell fer it. After all ‘is years in de service. Wat he called it. Man I’d say de r...
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Irish liberal foresees own enduring relevance by Kevin Higgins

Irish liberal foresees own enduring relevance by Kevin Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Kevin Higgins // My words are smoother than the essential oils the Taoiseach last week had his parliamentary assistant rub into his badly traumatised buttocks. My psychotherapist insists half th...
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How will Colin Barrett keep his feet on the ground after praise like this?

How will Colin Barrett keep his feet on the ground after praise like this? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colin Barrett at the Guardian First Book Award 2014
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.
- Dr Seuss.
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A well-deserved win.

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Michael Smith: Teacher, poet and founder of an influential imprint

Michael Smith: Teacher, poet and founder of an influential imprint | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael Smith: September 1st, 1942 - November 15th, 2014
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Exploring the effect of immigration on Irish theatre

Exploring the effect of immigration on Irish theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Staging Intercultural Ireland’ brings together plays and interviews on inward migration
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Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry

Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Richard Rankin Russell’s book explores the poet’s fidelity to his birthplace in Co Derry
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Birthplace - nostrali - in the DNA of one's imagination.

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The Best Fiction for Christmas: Literary novels of 2014 - Independent.ie

The Best Fiction for Christmas: Literary novels of 2014 - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was the year of the blockbuster. Following on from Eleanor Catton's 2013 Man Booker-winning The Luminaries, which ran to 830 pages, and Donna Tartt's almost equally verbose The Goldf
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Danielle McLaughlin reviews Waiting for the Bullet by Madeleine D'Arcy | Stinging Fly

Danielle McLaughlin reviews Waiting for the Bullet by Madeleine D'Arcy | Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
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Brendan Gleeson and sons in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce

Brendan Gleeson and sons in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brendan Gleeson and sons Domhnall and Brian have established a recent acting dynasty. So what will happen when they finally share a stage together for the first time?
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Something amazinglypowerful to be sure.

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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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▶ Abbey Theatre 110th Anniversary - YouTube

Abbbey Theatre 110th Anniversary | 27 December 2014
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Congratulations Abbey Theatre - 110 years old - and 'she did become something;!

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Christmas Book Recommendations – Take A Look Here!

Mary Costello, author of Academy Street
Looking for some great Christmas book recommendations? With Christmas fast approaching, I have put together a small selection of recently published books guaranteed to make great gifts for family and friends.
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Launch of the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

142 books have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.  Nominations for the 2015 Award...
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Writing Emotional Fiction - Paul McVeigh - YouTube

Paul's novel The Good Son is coming out in April 2015. His short fiction has been commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in several anthologies. He is ...
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Derek Mahon: Life of poet is work in progress

Derek Mahon: Life of poet is work in progress | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A powerful new book on the life of Derek Mahon sent Thomas McCarthy back to Mahon’s four key works, The Yaddo Letter, The Hudson Letter, The Yellow Book and Harbour Lights.
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Looking forward to reading this new biography on Derek Mahon's life and work.

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The Book Quiz: Test your poetry knowledge from Yeats to Heaney

The Book Quiz: Test your poetry knowledge from Yeats to Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Test your poetry knowledge from Yeats to Heaney with the special poetry edition of the Book Quiz
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▶ Just A Summary | In Sight Of Home By Nessa O'mahony - YouTube

--= JUST A SUMMARY - THE SUMMARY YOUR FAVORITE BOOK =--- Where to buy this book? ISBN: 9781907056079 Book Review of In Sight of Home by Nessa O'Mahony If you...
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Colum McCann - Inner Worlds: The Word Shed | The New Yorker

Colum McCann - Inner Worlds: The Word Shed | The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colum McCann on his father’s writing shed, which “always smelled damp inside, as if the rain rose up out of the carpet.”
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Bits of Oscar Wilde, hiding in plain sight at the Free Library

Bits of Oscar Wilde, hiding in plain sight at the Free Library | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three previously unknown Oscar Wilde items have surfaced in the Free Library of Philadelphia's rare-book collection and are being greeted by scholars and aficionados as perhaps one of the most...
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Phelim Donlon died after weeks ‘precious with moments of sadness and grace’

Phelim Donlon died after weeks ‘precious with moments of sadness and grace’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Former Arts Council drama officer encouraged women ‘to aim higher and go further’
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