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James Joyce had syphilis, new study claims

James Joyce had syphilis, new study claims | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Scholar says that drug given to Ulysses author for complaints including failing sight was only ever prescribed for this conditionJames Joyce, who wrote of his worsening vision in 1931 that "I deserve all this on account of my many iniquities", was...
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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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Ten minutes with… Pat Kinevane

Ten minutes with… Pat Kinevane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
PAT Kinevane is one Ireland’s favourite actors. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, radio and television for the past 20 years. His previous plays for Fishamble include The Nun’s Wood, The Plains of Enna, Forgotten and Underneath.
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One Wide Expanse - Michael Longley

One Wide Expanse - Michael Longley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first volume in The Poet's Chair series, which will publish the public lectures of the Ireland Professors of Poetry. In this volume, the distinguished Irish poet Michael Longley - whose poetry has transcended political and cultural boundaries throughout his career - reflects on what has influenced his craft.
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The 11 Best UK and Irish Poets You've Never Heard Of

The 11 Best UK and Irish Poets You've Never Heard Of | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
...including one you should read again, you lazy git.
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Trio of Irish poets to read at London Irish Centre

Trio of  Irish poets to read at London Irish Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Professor Bernard O’Donoghue, of the Irish Literary Society (right) will read on July 16  (Photo: Malcolm McNally)
THREE great Irish poets will take to the stage of the London Irish Centre for an exclusive reading of their work on Thursday July 16.
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We honour Joyce every year - now an anniversary rightly puts the spotlight on 'pilgrim soul' WB Yeats - Independent.ie

We honour Joyce every year - now an anniversary rightly puts the spotlight on 'pilgrim soul' WB Yeats - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Almost 30 years ago, my Mum wrote a book about WB Yeats with her friend Catherine Sweeney. She was shocked at how little my siblings and I knew about Yeats and decided to "fix it&q
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Doing it with passion! Writers in Ireland Series: Martin Duffy

Doing it with passion! Writers in Ireland Series: Martin Duffy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin Duffy describes himself as a storyteller. He is a film director, a writer and an editor. Martin's work includes the feature films, The Boy from Mercury and Summer of the Flying Saucer. He ha...
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Noisy as the Grave-The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Noisy as the Grave-The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain
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John Berryman’s Public Vision, by Philip Coleman

John Berryman’s Public Vision, by Philip Coleman | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new study argues that John Berryman’s poetry is far more than id, psychosis, and despair, bringing out Berryman’s intelligence and his careful thinking about the modern world, which has often been ignored in favour of accounts that portray a wild, whisky-inspired genius
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A fusillade of question-marks: Ciaran Carson on Troubles art

A fusillade of question-marks: Ciaran Carson  on  Troubles art | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Belfast poet draws connections between literature and art, exploring the work of Basil Blackshaw, Dermot Seymour, John Kindness and Elizabeth Frink
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WB Yeats on fairies: ‘At Howth, a great colony of otherworld creatures travel nightly’

WB Yeats on fairies: ‘At Howth, a great colony of otherworld creatures travel nightly’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the first of a series of excerpts from Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922, WB Yeats describes how “ghosts and goblins do still live and rule in the imaginations of” Irish men and women
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Hennessy short story of the month by Ruth McKee: Fixing Things

Hennessy short story of the month by Ruth McKee: Fixing Things | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this month’s winning story, by Ruth McKee, not all things that are taken apart can be put back together again
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'Waiting for a Bullet' short story collection on target for top prize - Irish Examiner

'Waiting for a Bullet' short story collection on target for top prize - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Madeleine D’Arcy’s first short story won an award. Her first collection may too.
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1st Prize David Wilson with Paul Muldoon- YouTube

David Wilson, 1st Prize Poets & Players Poetry Competition, at the Whitworth Gallery on 30 May 2015
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What News, Centurions? by Conor Scully

What News, Centurions? by Conor Scully | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A poetry collection from the 2014 winner of The Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize, leading readers on a fanciful odyssey from the early Christian world of Skellig Michael to a post-apocalyptic voice from some planet on another star.
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Restoration of home of Blasket writer set to begin - Irish Examiner

Restoration of home of Blasket writer set to begin - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The restoration of the ruined home of the late Blasket Island writer, Tomas Ó Criomhthain, is expected to start soon
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Authors left disgusted by Amazon plan to pay writers per page read - Independent.ie

Authors left disgusted by Amazon plan to pay writers per page read - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but now this applies to each page.
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Maighread Medbh | An Old Fragment

I had noticed him as he got on the bus, but when he sat down beside me my eyes swivelled, took a sky dive to his thighs and got stuck there. It wasn’t that they were classical thighs, like those of Michelangelo’s Adam or David; or even thighs that ran three miles a day, worked out or were tennis enthusiasts. It was that they instantly set me thinking of trees and how a tree bark tells the history of more life than its own. I saw my arms around a tree and thought about the hidden annular rings—all those episodes that are just like the story of thighs, with their hidden wisdom of bones and flesh, history and race, standing proud and evolving in their fluted roundness. Wonderful too how clothes make them even more compelling, how neither cotton, denim nor nylon can diminish their power but only enhance it with more mystery, more illiterable knowledge.

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The City Mapped-Two new volumes from the Royal Irish Academy illustrate the enormous variety and detail of eighteenth and nineteenth century Dublin

The City Mapped-Two new volumes from the Royal Irish Academy illustrate the enormous variety and detail of eighteenth and nineteenth century Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two new volumes from the Royal Irish Academy illustrate the enormous variety and detail of eighteenth and nineteenth century Dublin, with its fine streets and walks, alleys and stable lanes, barracks, watchhouses, infirmaries , penitentiaries and multifarious manufactories.
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Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O’Brien Conference

Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O’Brien Conference | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Crucified Christ by Darren Donohue

The Crucified Christ by Darren Donohue | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Darren Donohue is the joint winner of the Hennessy poems of the month for June
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The Making of an Artist: Creating the Irishman Micheál MacLiammóir, by Thomas Madden review

The Making of an Artist: Creating the Irishman Micheál MacLiammóir, by Thomas Madden review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Treasure trove of letters and diaries is let down by misleading editorial comment, argues Richard Pine
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Eoin McNamee: a capital crime writer

Eoin McNamee: a capital crime writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A decade after writing The Blue Tango about a real-life murder, the author revisited another crime scene in Orchid Blue. Martin Doyle interviews a true great of true crime
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Review: Young Irelanders, Edited by Dave Lordan

Review: Young Irelanders, Edited by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Age-old themes are revisited in an anthology of short stories by new and established authors
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Brendan Behan told me fairy tales with a twist when I was a child

Brendan Behan told me fairy tales with a twist when I was a child | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his version, Little Red Riding Hood would have in her basket sausages, rashers and eggs – but underneath she would have guns, bullets and grenades
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