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Water music from Martin Pearlman’s ‘Finnegans Wake’ - The Boston Globe

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CAMBRIDGE — “Let her rain now,” Anna Livia Plurabelle says on the next to last page of “Finnegans Wake,” and rain it did Saturday, as if in celebration of the premiere of Boston Baroque music director Martin Pearlman’s “Ricorso,” which is Act III of his work-in-progress “Finnegans Wake: An Operoar.” Water is a key element in James Joyce’s riverrun of a novel, so the author would surely have been pleased to have Mother Nature on his side. The evening itself, part of Boston Baroque’s “New Directions” series, was titled “Monologues,” and it offered a trio of them. First up was Handel’s cantata “Agrippina condotta a morire.” Agrippina, the wife of the Roman emperor Claudius, poisoned her husband so that her son Nero could have the throne. Now Nero has sentenced his mother to death, and as she’s being led away, she implores the gods to send down thunder and lightning and, yes, rain on Rome, then relents and becomes maternal.
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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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A Cup of Something Hot: A Writers Write Interview with Oona Frawley

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Another beautiful Saturday here on the farm, another beautiful interview with a beautiful writer. Today, the Irish noveslist Oona Frawley. 1. Tell me about y
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Valise of Memories - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

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In memory of Margaret Maher, housemaid and confidante of Emily Dickinson
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Kill your darlings: the importance of editing

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No editor has time to look at a novel twice. Leading publishers offer advice to help writers make the most of their one shot
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'Overnight, my family and I became famous': The Loneliest Boy in the World - Irish Times (blog)

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'Overnight, my family and I became famous': The Loneliest Boy in the World Irish Times (blog) This memoir, a considerable expansion of an earlier account published in Irish last year, is (unless Ó Catháin writes another) the last in a lengthy line...
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It's the poets who bring the greatest insights into war, not the generals - Irish Independent

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It's the poets who bring the greatest insights into war, not the generals
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The Great War produced much great poetry.
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How to make a literary app: Creating the Seamus Heaney poetry app Five Fables | Quadrapheme

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ARTICLE: How to Make a Literary App? Also at Quadrapheme we'll use any excuse to talk about Seamus Heaney #fivefables http://t.co/J9hV3dtSIL
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Irish Embassy Book Launch - YouTube

On Wednesday 5th March, three academics from the Centre for Irish Studies at St Mary's University officially launched their new books. Dr Keith Hopper, Prof ...
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Last Letter by Patricia McCarthy

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Katharine Tynan to Francis Ledwidge after his death, July 31st, 1917, in the battle of Passchendaele
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A Poet's Passing - Paddy Finnegan

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Paddy Finnegan in 2013 Poet and Big Issues seller Paddy Finnegan, a familiar sight on Grafton Street, Dublin has died. Stephen James Smith writes: "Paddy was a wonderful man who inspired me with hi...
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Man Booker Prize longlists Dubai-based The Dog by Joseph O'Neill - The National

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Man Booker Prize longlists Dubai-based The Dog by Joseph O'Neill
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... only to authors from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth of former British colonies – and the Americans have arrived in force.
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Beckett link brings 'Happy Days' back to Northern Irish town - Reuters

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Beckett link brings 'Happy Days' back to Northern Irish town
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The most successful event is an annual reading in a flooded cave at the end of a short boat ride.
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One Week in Early Summer - Listowel Writers' Week 2014 - YouTube

Highlights of the 2014 Listowel Writers' Week. Sample the unique atmosphere of the festival; featuring poetry, comedy, readings, behind the scenes interviews...
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Poetry Ireland: Trumpet- A Literary Pamphlet

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Conversations with History: Irish Poetry Maire MacEntee

One of the significant Irish poets and scholars of our time, Maire MacEntee, discusses the influences that led to her becoming a poet. Series: "Conversations with History" [12/2001] [Humanities]...
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This Means War: The Only Daughter by Dermot Bolger

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This is the second in our series of eight short stories on the theme of conflict. The context is the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, but the theme is open to the author’s interpretation. The last story in the series will be chosen through a short story competition among readers
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Poet centre of O'Reilly's impeccable presentation - Eamonn Wall

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THIS section of the paper is generally a poetry-free zone – but that does not preclude an encounter with a poet.
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Circus Music - Elizabeth Brennan - Irish Independent

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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Circus Music - Elizabeth Brennan
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All stories and poems published in New Irish Writing will be eligible for the 2014 Hennessy Literary Awards.
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First Female Artistic Director at the Abbey Theatre - RTÉ Archives

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Yiddish WAITING FOR GODOT to Open 7th Annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival in ... - Broadway World

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Beckett, who wrote the play in French and translated the work into English, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
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Poem of the Week: Caitriona O'Reilly's "Sleep and Spiders"

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We are looking forward to kicking off next year's publishing calendar with Caitríona O'Reilly's newest volume. But since it'll be many months until we can share those poems with you, we chose one o...
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Poetic, poignant and funny: The Closet of Savage Mementos

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Review: Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s second novel doesn’t flinch when tackling the dark truths of human behaviour
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An Spailpín Fánach: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature

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"@anspailpin: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature: http://t.co/niczJKFFIY" @tom3812
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Niall Williams on the quote that made him ditch the piano and take up writing - Irish Times

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What is the most beautiful book you own?
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Writer in residence fellowship launched in UL - Limerick Leader

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Limerick Leader Writer in residence fellowship launched in UL Limerick Leader Sarah Bannan, Head of Literature at the Arts Council, said: “The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland and we are...
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Dublin-set debut for Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired Irish writer Rob Doyle’s debut novel Here Are the Young...
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