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Is Irish literature too local to have philosophical heft?

Is Irish literature too local to have philosophical heft? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In broader European and American literature, it is easier to find genuine marriages of philosophy and fiction
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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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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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Van Sun Book Club: Novel Martin John gets under your skin

Van Sun Book Club: Novel Martin John gets under your skin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Sun’s book club is discussing Vancouver author Anakana Schofield’s new novel, Martin
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A Review of A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance - Green Mountains Review

A Review of A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance - Green Mountains Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Juxtaposition performs a sleight of hand. Presented with a collection of stories I might find the arrangement conducive to comparing them or I might not, but the possibility of not seeing the stories in relation to one another at all has been precluded.
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Troubles book earns author Paul McVeigh festival debut - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Troubles book earns author Paul McVeigh festival debut - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Northern Ireland author has been chosen as the star of a reading festival in England.
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Smithereens Press - SP14 The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen

Smithereens Press - SP14 The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, chapbook SP14 The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen.
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Máire T Robinson: Sheela-na-gigs and writing what you don’t know

Máire T Robinson: Sheela-na-gigs and writing what you don’t know | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I see now why I chose to write about sheela-na-gigs: to explore obliquely themes of body image, pregnancy, motherhood and societal expectations of women
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Billy Ramsell: A Look Back (article) - Ireland - Poetry International

Billy Ramsell: A Look Back (article) - Ireland - Poetry International | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For three years, poet and educational publisher Billy Ramsell has been expanding our Ireland pages, publishing biographies and poems from writers such as Eleanor Hooker, Máire …
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Citizens - San Diego Book Review

Citizens - San Diego Book Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
And that too is my beloved Ireland, the broader subject of Kevin Curran's novel Citizens. Ireland, my Ireland; Ireland, your Ireland; Ireland our Ireland, how do we define you?
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Dermot Bolger talks about being the National Museum's first poet-in-residence...

Dermot Bolger talks about being the National Museum's first poet-in-residence... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet-in-Residence at the National Museum, Dermot Bolger, takes an exclusive look at a fascinating series of Easter Rising objects that will go on display at a major new exhibition
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'Brendan Behan used to yell at me from across the street' - Ulick O’Conno

'Brendan Behan used to yell at me from across the street' - Ulick O’Conno | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ulick O’Connor
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Brendan Cleary on Poetry International - by Martin Mooney

Brendan Cleary on Poetry International - by Martin Mooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Like many others, I first encountered the poetry of Brendan Cleary in the pages of the Echo Room, one of the most influential of the small press magazines that seemed to …
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Is a play about a group of Irish men lost in Kilburn still relevant?

Is a play about a group of Irish men lost  in Kilburn still relevant? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jimmy Murphy’s ‘The Kings Of the Kilburn High Road’ is going on tour again after 14 years
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Deirdre Kinahan: ‘The Rising is not just a Dublin story’

Deirdre Kinahan: ‘The Rising is not just a Dublin story’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The playwright’s new production Wild Sky eschews the grand Dublin narrative for a rural perspective on 1916
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The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle, Reviewed

The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle, Reviewed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An unnerving page-turner about lost voices, there could be no more timely reissue of this fantastic novel, writes Elske Rahill.
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Mrs Engels: ‘I picked it up for the genre and idea, but kept reading for the voice’

Mrs Engels: ‘I picked it up for the genre and idea, but kept reading for the voice’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I am much more alive to the promise and the peril of the first-person narrator than I ever was before I started trying to write a book in one. And this narrator got me. Wow, did she, writes Kathleen Flynn of the New York Times
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Brooklyn Author Colm Tóibín on Saoirse Ronan’s New York

Brooklyn Author Colm Tóibín on Saoirse Ronan’s New York | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“What Saoirse captures more than anything else is the drama of her own growth.”
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There are no rules: debut author Paraic O’Donnell’s advice to aspiring authors

There are no rules: debut author Paraic O’Donnell’s advice to aspiring authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When you break writing a novel down, a lot of ‘rules’ are just common sense, and others are there to be broken – so respect the reader but take liberties, allow yourself excesses
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Home by Starlight: A Poetry Reading by Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry for the Friends of the Library 18/02/16

Home by Starlight: A Poetry Reading by Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry for the Friends of the Library 18/02/16 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry
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Patron encourages schoolchildren to read for pleasure

Patron encourages schoolchildren to read for pleasure | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A teacher and author has been established as a reading patron to encourage children to read for pleasure at school.
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Irish Film: Lenny Abrahamson's Room takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office –

Irish Film: Lenny Abrahamson's Room takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lenny Abrahamson's Room continues its success story as it passes the 1 million euro mark in Ireland today.
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Brighton author booked for City Reads | Gscene Gay Magazine - What's on in Gay / LGBT Brighton

Brighton author booked for City Reads | Gscene Gay Magazine - What's on in Gay / LGBT Brighton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brighton-based author Paul McVeigh’s novel The Good Son has been chosen for City Reads 2016, when the big read for adults returns to it’s cultural home as a
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