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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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Bloomsbury to bring “Dublin’s Trainspotting” to the masses

Bloomsbury to bring “Dublin’s Trainspotting” to the masses | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Debut novelist Rob Doyle is the latest young Irish writer to have made the independent-to-major-publishing-house route to success, with Bloomsbury securing rights for his Dublin-set Here Are The Young Men.
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Playwright Marina Carr explores matters of life and death in 'Woman ...

Playwright Marina Carr explores matters of life and death in 'Woman ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh off the heels of producing Samuel Beckett's modern masterpiece Waiting For Godot, PICT Classic Theatre is back with the premiere of a compelling play by award-winning contemporary Irish playwright Marina Carr.
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Focal's Wexford Literary Festival Day 2 | Trace Literary Agency

Focal's Wexford Literary Festival Day 2 | Trace Literary Agency | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Andrew's debut novel 'The Convictions of John Delahunt' was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2013. Lynn Marie Hulsman (US author): Lynn Marie gave a talk, 'The Funny Stuff', on the art of writing dialogue with humor.
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Academic links J.R.R. Tolkien's writings with The Burren - Clare Champion

Academic links J.R.R. Tolkien's writings with The Burren - Clare Champion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Academic links J.R.R. Tolkien's writings with The Burren Clare Champion One of Campbell's most significant contentions is that Irish myth and the landscape were deeply embedded in Tolkien's original concept for his imagined secondary...
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Jack Reynor cast in 'The Secret Scripture' - The Irish Film Television Network

Jack Reynor cast in 'The Secret Scripture' - The Irish Film Television Network | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Irish Independent Jack Reynor cast in 'The Secret Scripture' The Irish Film Television Network Twenty two year old Wicklow native Jack Reynor ('What Richard Did'), who most recently appeared in Dublin for the premiere of 'Transformers: Age of...

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Corn Exchange plan to adapt Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing into an eighty-five minute performance at Dublin Theatre Festival

Corn Exchange plan to adapt Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing into an eighty-five minute performance at Dublin Theatre Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Well, this year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme is out today, and I'm looking forward to spending a bit of time digesting it. There are some obvious highlights  - Thomas Ostermeier's Hamlet,  G...
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On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake : Publishing Perspectives

On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake : Publishing Perspectives | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce's novel is an act of pure linguistic pyrotechnics, so when faced with the task of illustrating it John Vernon Lord was understandably 'bewildered.'
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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

The American Literary Blog: Death of Fanny Parnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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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Poetry Awards - The shortlist for the Shine/Strong Poetry Award 2014

Poetry Awards - The shortlist for the Shine/Strong Poetry Award 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
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Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat - Clare Champion

Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat - Clare Champion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Clare Champion Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat Clare Champion In the event that a benefactor purchased the property, I had hoped that Irish Landmark Trust, with whom I discussed the project might then assume responsibility for the...
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SEA SHANTY - Ciaran O' Driscoll

SEA SHANTY - Ciaran O' Driscoll | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is an early, uncollected poem of disappointed love which came back to my mind on holidays here in Istria. (See my previous blogs 'Waterfronts in Istria, Croatia' and 'Did Magritte Holiday in Novigrad?
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Star of the Sea – An Taibhdhearc, Galway – Review

Star of the Sea – An Taibhdhearc, Galway – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Star of the Sea is based on Joseph O’Connor’s book of the same name, and tells the story of a famine ship crossing the Atlantic ocean in 1847 from Cobh to New York.
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Secret Scripture the only Irish book in best-sellers - Irish Independent

Secret Scripture the only Irish book in best-sellers - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Secret Scripture the only Irish book in best-sellers
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Barry, whose novel is being made into a film this year by filmmaker Jim Sheridan, said he was very proud his novel was the best-selling Irish book.
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Programme announced for Dublin Theatre Festival

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The programme for the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival, which takes place from September 25 to October 12, has been announced.

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Poetry and Miscellaneous Yap.......... an Irish poet's blog : In The Home by Michael O'Dea

Poetry and Miscellaneous Yap.......... an Irish poet's blog : In The Home by Michael O'Dea | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Experience and precocity:Irish Times Poetry Now shortlist Announced

Experience and precocity:Irish Times Poetry Now shortlist Announced | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Contemporary Irish poetry is doing well, as the breadth of work up for the Irish Times Poetry Now award demonstrates
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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

May 1901: At Stratford-on-Avon - Ideas of Good and Evil - William Butler Yeats | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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