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Far Away and Very Close: Dubliners at 100 by Thomas Moore - Wales Arts Review

Far Away and Very Close: Dubliners at 100 by Thomas Moore - Wales Arts Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Getting close to Joyce can feel difficult. A complex network of academic scaffolding has been built around his work. And though the scaffolding has been erected to support and bolster the building, to the uninitiated it can seem like the front doors and windows are blocked off—and unless you’re willing to scale this pipe and shimmy down that one, you’ll never gain entry to the house.

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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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Declan Kiberd interview: ‘The political elites are much less literate now’

Declan Kiberd interview: ‘The political elites are much less literate now’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging interview, the influential critic discusses the Gaelic Revival’s genius, culture as a site of struggle, the folly of compulsory Irish, today’s shy students and his subversively happy childhood
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Announcement of the Longlist for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016

Announcement of the Longlist for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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‘Let us hear’: fiction can give voice to unrecorded words of working class

‘Let us hear’: fiction can give voice to unrecorded words of working class | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary and Lizzie Burns are the silent voices in Engels’s Condition of the Working Class in England. Our imaginations must transform these slight historical figures into the massive fictional characters they deserve to be
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RTE Radio: From Stage to Street - looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'.

RTE Radio: From Stage to Street - looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
programme looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'.
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Interview: Ruth McKee - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Ruth McKee - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to writer Ruth McKee, editor of online arts magazine Spontaneity, about the zine, the nature of inspiration and ideas, and how editing - and running - impacts on her own writing.
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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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We Share Our Mothers’ Health, a short story by Máire T Robinson

We Share Our Mothers’ Health, a short story by Máire T Robinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Japanese fishing community devastated by industrial pollution tries to get back on its feet
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Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion, Poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi

"A poignantly beautiful and revealing documentary.." The Irish Times This riveting new documentary explores the life, work and sensual poetic imagination…
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Martin John by Anakana Schofield review: humane method in story of madness

Martin John by Anakana Schofield review: humane method in story of madness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish-Canadian writes about mental illness with peculiar decency and candour in this caustically funny novel, says Eileen Battersby
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The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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Feb 11, 1926—Riots erupted in Dublin during Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars

A riot erupted at the Abbey Theater during the fourth performance of Sean O’Casey’s play The Plough and the Stars on February 11, 1926. O’Casey, an Irish dramatist best known for his Dublin Trilogy which featured The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926). The Plough and the Stars was considered a racy, contentious show by many.  According to witnesses, the riot began after the appearance of a prostitute in Act II. After the riot, W.B. Yeats famously said, “You have disgraced yourself again; is this to be the recurring celebration of the arrival of Irish genius?” Irish-American filmmaker John Ford later directed an adaptation of The Plough and the Stars in 1936.

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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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