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“Second Thoughts” in Seamus Heaney’s North: From “Antaeus” to “Hercules and Antaeus” to “Exposure” --- Patrick J. Keane

“Second Thoughts” in Seamus Heaney’s North:  From “Antaeus” to “Hercules and Antaeus” to “Exposure” --- Patrick J. Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today would have been Seamus Heaney's 75th birthday and to celebrate that celebrated absence we offer an essay by Patrick J. Keane who does what the best critics do: he goes straight to the heart o...
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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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The Coast Road by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh review: A bilingual feast

The Coast Road by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh review: A bilingual feast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Her translators echo the wit and playfulness of the Irish-language poet’s originals
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Michael Nicholson: Famine novel changed my mind on England’s guilt

Michael Nicholson: Famine novel changed my mind on England’s guilt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Britain’s most decorated reporter set out to write a Famine novel to restore England’s reputation but the facts confounded him. He tells how Trevelyan earned his scorn
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Rapping as Gaeilge about priests, hunger, emigration and alcohol abuse

Rapping as Gaeilge about priests, hunger, emigration and alcohol abuse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh’ heralds arrival of a new voice breathing new life into writing in Irish
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WLR FM | On Air | On The Fringe with Mary O'Neill | The Waterford women behind Storyhouse Ireland tell of an upcoming writing course

WLR FM | On Air | On The Fringe with Mary O'Neill | The Waterford women behind Storyhouse Ireland tell of an upcoming writing course | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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‘Limerick witnessing a revolution in how it perceives itself’ -Colum McCann 

‘Limerick witnessing a revolution in how it perceives itself’ -Colum McCann  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
limerick news
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► VIDEO: Biden and Obama quote Irish poets in emotional farewell

► VIDEO:  Biden and Obama quote Irish poets in emotional farewell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In a tearful goodbye at the White House, Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Joe Biden. Obama quoted from WB Yeats', 'The Municipal Gallery Revisited,' acknowledging their friendship. Video: The White House
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Obama quotes Yeats as he surprises tearful Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom 

Obama quotes Yeats as he surprises tearful Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that cel
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North West Words - Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

North West Words - Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland
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James Joyce died on January 13, 1941: How did famous Dubliner James Joyce end up being buried in Zurich?

James Joyce died on January 13, 1941: How did famous Dubliner James Joyce end up being buried in Zurich? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland, on January 13, 1941
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Author Colm Toibin advises Sydney Theatre Company to 'you need to look after your actress'

Author Colm Toibin advises Sydney Theatre Company to 'you need to look after your actress' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Colm Toibin has words of advice for the Sydney Theatre Company: "You need to look after your actress."
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The Art of Intellectual Curation: Mike McCormack's Solar Bones -

The Art of Intellectual Curation: Mike McCormack's Solar Bones - | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For those of us who got word of the book from farther afield, the quiet success of Solar Bones also helps us look closely at the resurgent interest in independent literary publishing. The novel has been widely praised as the sort of achieved work that only a boutique outlet like Dublin’s Tramp Press, in this case, would nurture and promote. But what is it that gives a book like Solar Bones its vanguard bona fides, aside from an obvious measure of formal risk-taking?

Jeanne-Marie Jackson reviews Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.
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‘Most writers don’t actually have what you could call careers’

‘Most writers don’t actually have what you could call careers’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing Lives: Most of us don’t really progress from being young writers with one set of support needs to professional writers with different needs
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An interview with Colm Tóibín - Asymptote

An interview with Colm Tóibín - Asymptote | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The sight of the waves miles out, their dutiful and frenetic solitude, their dull indifference to their fate,” the Irish novelist Colm Tóibín writes in his catalogue essay on the hyperrealist graphite drawings of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins for a 2006 retrospectiv
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Geomantic review: Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more

Geomantic review: Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more
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Award-winning author’s work focus of county-wide ‘Armagh Big Read’

Award-winning author’s work focus of county-wide ‘Armagh Big Read’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Libraries NI has announced plans for a ‘Big Armagh Read’ in March 2017. The chosen book will be The Accidental Wife by 2016 Irish Book Award-winning author,
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Irish Fiction Friday: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla - Dublin Ireland in 2019

Irish Fiction Friday: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla - Dublin Ireland in 2019 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Happy Irish Fiction Friday! What better way to celebrate the first of only two Friday the 13ths in 2017 (the other in October) than with some classic horror? This week’s featured writer is Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Arguably his most famous novella is Carmilla (1872) – the story of a vampire which has been credited as …
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‘You don’t need poverty to create, you need security’

‘You don’t need poverty to create, you need security’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing Lives: ‘If you’re a writer, is entering short story competitions acceptable evidence of looking for work?’
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‘Laughing at Funerals’ and other poems by Helen Burke

‘Laughing at Funerals’ and other poems by Helen Burke | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Laughing at Funerals. Mam said you always should. laugh at funerals, that it was expected, well at least by the Bootle lot. Them being made of sterner stuff and all. And anyways death is only a flesh wound ain't it? Its life that kills you, does the damage, kicks you in the guts and ups…
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On the death of James Joyce: From the Guardian, 1941

On the death of James Joyce: From the Guardian, 1941 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month marks the 75th anniversary of James Joyce's death, read his obituary and other records here.
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The Times – Obituary of James Joyce (13 Jan. 1941)

Mr James Joyce, an Irishman whose book Ulysses, gave rise to much controversy, died at Zurich yesterday. The extremes of opinion on Joyce’s work are represented by Sir Edmund Gosse, who wrote to the Revue des Deux Mondes on ‘the worthlessness and impudence of his writings’, ...
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Hugh McFadden's curator insight, January 13, 2016 2:46 PM

The Times hedged its bets over Mr Joyce ... no real indication here of the significance of Ulysses

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Poetry From Ireland ISSUE XXIV December 2016

Poetry From Ireland ISSUE XXIV December 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Every litterateur shouldn’t be concerned just about reading and writing for oneself. There must be few among the lot to endeavour towards making materials available for reading. There must b
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