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The Fascinating Beckett/Bushmiller Letters | The American Reader

The Fascinating Beckett/Bushmiller Letters | The American Reader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fig. 2 A strip drawn by Bushmiller in response to Beckett’s first (missing) letter. (c.f. EB letter of Sept. 11, 1952; subsequent SB letter of Sept. 18, 1952.)
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Death by Fire: The Secret of the Wilde Sisters — Julian Hanna

Death by Fire: The Secret of the Wilde Sisters — Julian Hanna | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On October 31st, 1871, during the last dance of a country ball, the hem of one sister’s – Emily’s – crinoline evening gown had suddenly burst into flames.
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Taking in Friel - Review of The Theatre of Brian Friel: Tradition and Modernity

Taking in Friel - Review of The Theatre of Brian Friel: Tradition and Modernity | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Theatre of Brian Friel: Tradition and Modernity.
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My Mother Speaks to me of Suicide by Dave Lordan - YouTube

Film Poem of Dave Lordan's My Mother Speaks to me of Suicide from his collection The Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains published by Salmon Press 2014. Dire...
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A new poem from Harry Clifton, inspired by W B Yeats

A new poem from Harry Clifton, inspired by W B Yeats | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The new issue of Poetry Ireland Review asks writers and artists to respond to WB Yeats. Here is Harry Clifton’s contribution
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Irish writers respond to refugee crisis for Oxfam Ireland Culture Night project

Irish writers respond to refugee crisis for Oxfam Ireland Culture Night project | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New work by Eoin McNamee, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Rita Ann Higgins: a sneak preview of Make Them Visible, a photo exhibition and evening of readings highlighting the lives of displaced people and refugees
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James Joyce set to music: ‘He might turn in his grave when he hears one or two’

James Joyce set to music: ‘He might turn in his grave when he hears one or two’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Navan’s Brian Byrne has taken a break from scoring Hollywood films to set a James Joyce poetry collection to music
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Heaney Virgil translation to be published next year | The Bookseller

Heaney Virgil translation to be published next year | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Faber is to publish a
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A new poem from Margaret Atwood inspired by Yeats

A new poem from Margaret Atwood inspired by Yeats | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The new issue of Poetry Ireland Review asks writers and artists to respond to WB Yeats. Here is Margaret Atwood's contribution
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Scotiabank Giller Prize jury delivers surprising longlist | Quill and Quire-Anakana Schofield’s stylistically audacious second novel

Scotiabank Giller Prize jury delivers surprising longlist | Quill and Quire-Anakana Schofield’s stylistically audacious second novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anakana Schofield’s stylistically audacious second novel
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The NYT: A Poet Shaped by a Bleak Childhood in Ireland

The NYT: A Poet Shaped by a Bleak Childhood in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Connie Roberts writes of abuse, poverty and the stigma of living in an orphanage.
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The Long Gaze Back review: a feast of female voices

The Long Gaze Back review: a feast of female voices | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This anthology of Irish women writers is a fine harvest – a comprehensive, celebratory volume, writes Martina Evans
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Watch: Lisa Dwan on performing three one-woman Samuel Beckett plays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Watch: Lisa Dwan on performing three one-woman Samuel Beckett plays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lisa Dwan on performing three one-woman Samuel Beckett plays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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Hennessy short story of the month: Fixing Things

Hennessy short story of the month: 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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New Seamus Heaney work to be published next year

New Seamus Heaney work to be published next year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Verse translation of Virgil’s Aeneid: Book VI was given impetus by death of poet’s father
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Portrait of alienation as Banville's guitar gently weeps - Independent.ie

Portrait of alienation as Banville's guitar gently weeps - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Banville enthusiasts are well acquainted with his disaffected, brooding, middle -aged men haunted by their self-diagnosed inadequacies, some, like Max Morden in The Sea "living ami
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Anonymous is best... by Philip Ó Ceallaig i.m. Dermot Healy

Anonymous is best... by Philip Ó Ceallaig i.m. Dermot Healy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
by Philip Ó Ceallaigh
i.m. Dermot Healy
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New Seamus Heaney translation to be published next year

New Seamus Heaney translation to be published next year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate began work on a version of the Aeneid’s Book VI, which describes the hero’s journey to the underworld, after the death of his own father in 1986
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Michael Harding: Isolation can overcome me like a great wave

Michael Harding: Isolation can overcome me like a great wave | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
All the Lonely People: It was one of those years that was going so well I thought I’d live forever. But then one day I got out of bed and the world had moved away from me
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Award-winning journalist Martina Devlin returns to bookshelves with new novel 'About Sisterland' - Independent.ie

Award-winning journalist Martina Devlin returns to bookshelves with new novel 'About Sisterland' - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning journalist and columnist Martina Devlin is returning to bookshelves with a new dystopian novel.
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The difficult and perverse - Martin John, by Anakana Schofield

The difficult and perverse - Martin John, by Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin John, by Anakana Schofield
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