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Oscar Wilde's gift to governor who let him read in Reading gaol up for auction

Oscar Wilde's gift to governor who let him read in Reading gaol up for auction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A copy of The Importance of Being Earnest, inscribed by the author to the man who allowed him access to books, expected to fetch thousandsAn edition of The Importance of Being Earnest personally inscribed by Oscar Wilde to the prison governor who...
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Roddy Doyle "enjoying" the task of writing Roy Keane's autobiography - Independent.ie

Roddy Doyle "enjoying" the task of writing Roy Keane's autobiography - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cataloging the life and career of one of Ireland's greatest sport stars is something Roddy Doyle is revelling in.
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Federal Hill Irish: Fiery Sentiment from 1884, found in a Most ...

Federal Hill Irish: Fiery Sentiment from 1884, found in a Most ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
And so it was quite a surprise to find among the list of those Irish men, women and children who died between April 22, 1844 and December 31, 1888, a poem entitled, “At War.” It was penned by Irish immigrant, Mary Locke.
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Books: Tale of sensitive sniper in the IRA is off target - Independent.ie

Books: Tale of sensitive sniper in the IRA is off target - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The best way to approach a book is without expectation. That way, you're never disappointed when it fails to live up to the hype. Sadly, that's not how modern publishing works. Every ne
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“Slippery titles, shifting personae; a review of Review of Contemporary Fiction‘s Special Flann O’Brien Centenary issue”:


The high-wire's suspended sense of unreal lightness also frames W. Michelle Wang's discussion of Italo Calvino and At Swim-Two-Birds's narrativeweightlessness. Wang guides the reader through O'Brien's flattening of narrative hierarchy via Calvino's call for "weightless gravity" and suggests that "the reader need not be anchored, weighed down or committed to the story of any one character or narrative thread--which, anyhow, all tend toward eventual erasure" (141). Such subversive freedom tests generic boundaries as well, as we see in Val Nolan's discussion of Flann O'Brien's sci-fi affinities in The Dalkey Archive. Nolan provides a kinetic reading of de Selby as "theologist and physicist," or "one who embodies a link between the close reading of religious unreality and the scientific study of how the universe, how reality itself is put together" (182). Nolan's essay is also one of the more historically invested pieces in the collection, as he views the "de Valerian Catholic reality" of mid-century Ireland as "the most developed and consistent manifestation of the fantasy tradition in the country" (181). All of these transnational readings of O'Brien open a door for broader conversations on the outward gaze of Irish literature during its most seemingly insular moment in the middle of the twentieth century. 
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The Drama of the Irish Language: Chatting with Darach Ó Tuairisg of Irish Theatre Company Fíbín

The Drama of the Irish Language: Chatting with Darach Ó Tuairisg of Irish Theatre Company Fíbín | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with Darach Ó Tuairisg, Producer and Mana… (The Drama of the Irish Language: Chatting with Darach Ó Tuairisg
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Review: THE GHOST IN THE LOBBY BY KEVIN HIGGINS

Review: THE GHOST IN THE LOBBY BY KEVIN HIGGINS | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I used to be a close friend of the poet Kevin Higgins; I am not especially close to him anymore - by that, I mean, we haven't seen each other in three or four years, at least, don't speak on the phone, and rarely email, if ever - but of course have...
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The O'Brien Press - Forty Years, Forty Books

The O'Brien Press - Forty Years, Forty Books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We're into the #1980s now in our #40years40books countdown! This time it's all about Irish writers - 44 of them! http://t.co/MfIODMV7bI
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The Testament of Mary review – Fiona Shaw's five-star conjuring act

The Testament of Mary review – Fiona Shaw's five-star conjuring act | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiona Shaw is brilliant as the mother of Jesus in an ingenious and powerful adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novella, writes Michael Billington
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Launch of 'On Water' by John O'Donnell, May 7th, 2014

Launch of 'On Water' by John O'Donnell, May 7th, 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A packed Little Museum of Dublin last evening for the launch of On Water, the third collection of poems (and first in a decade) by poet John O’Donnell.
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Barrister dedicates poem to late 'Irish Times' literary editor - Irish Times

Barrister dedicates poem to late 'Irish Times' literary editor - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Barrister dedicates poem to late 'Irish Times' literary editor
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Mr O'Donnell has been published in Ireland, the UK, the US and Australia.
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Ann Egan – Three Poems

Ann Egan – Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ann Egan, a multi-award winning poet, has held many residencies in counties, hospitals, schools, secure residencies and prisons. Her books are:  Landing the Sea (Bradshaw Books);  The Wren Women (Black Mountain Press);  Brigit of Kildare (Kildare ...
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Next Generation Poets 2014 - Poetry Book Society

Next Generation Poets 2014 - Poetry Book Society | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Poetry Book Society was founded by T S Eliot in 1953. We are a unique poetry society, providing guidance and discounts on the very best contemporary poetry.
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The Testament of Mary, Barbican: 'divine'

The Testament of Mary, Barbican: 'divine' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiona Shaw gives the performance of her life in this adaptation of Colm Tóibín's biblical novella, says Tim Walker
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Susan L. Mitchell: Irish Woman Poet

Susan L. Mitchell: Irish Woman Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Susan L. Mitchell (1866 – 1926) was born in Leitrim and educated in Dublin. She knew most of the leading writers of the Revival, and worked with George Russell (AE) on both the Irish Homestead and ...
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Rhyme and Reason - ULICK O'CONNOR – o Padraic Colum

Rhyme and Reason - ULICK O'CONNOR – o  Padraic Colum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rhyme and Reason
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Colum provided a link between the writers of the Irish Literary Renaissance of Yeats, Lady Gregory, and the new culture they were embracing.
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DWF Venue #4: Smock Alley Theatre (Caoimhe Connolly)

DWF Venue #4: Smock Alley Theatre (Caoimhe Connolly) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What (and where) is Smock Alley?
Smock Alley Theatre is a renovated 17th century theatre on the banks of the River Liffey, on Essex Quay.
What happens there?
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A Brief History of Irish Science Fiction

A Brief History of Irish Science Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This week I addressed the annual Nordic Irish Studies Network conference in Aalborg University, Denmark (the 2014 theme: ‘Ireland and the Popular’). My presentation was derived from my current rese...
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Poem of the Week: Let it Go by Brendan Kennelly

Poem of the Week: Let it Go by Brendan Kennelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This time of year is usually devoted to graduation ceremonies, a celebration of taking the next step, whatever that may be.  Here's to the next step. Congratulations to all of the graduates for the...
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New York Times - ‘Swing & Beowulf,’ at the Irish Arts Center

New York Times - ‘Swing & Beowulf,’ at the Irish Arts Center | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Swing & Beowulf,” paired one-acts at the Irish Arts Center, both come from the Dublin Fringe Festival, but that’s all they have in common.
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Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition due to open at NUI Galway

Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition due to open at NUI  Galway | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Project billed as largest of its type in the world (Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition to open at NUI Galway :: The Irish Times: http://t.co/MlkKk91VTc #Irish)...
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Debutant Irish author wins children's book prize - Irish Times

Debutant Irish author wins children's book prize - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Debutant Irish author wins children's book prize
Irish Times
First-time Irish children's author Erika McGann has won this year's Waverton Good Read Children's Award.
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