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President leads tributes after death of Irish author Aidan Higgins

President leads tributes after death of Irish author Aidan Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael D Higgins said his literature was both groundbreaking and complex.
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Kevin Barry short story: Roethke In The Bughouse

Kevin Barry short story: Roethke In The Bughouse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 5: a famous poet suffers a breakdown on Inisbofin
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Yeats2015: 15 poets read their favourite WB Yeats poems - Latest News - Lagan Press

Yeats2015: 15 poets read their favourite WB Yeats poems - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lagan Press have coupled with Poetry NI to ask fifteen poets to read their favourite WB Yeats, to help mark the 150 anniversary year of the poet's birth.
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Theatre: Bill and Tom (S and M) lead 2015 - Independent.ie

Theatre: Bill and Tom (S and M) lead 2015 - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I saw 91 theatrical productions in the calendar year of 2015. And of those, I would classify only four as fairly or fully disastrous, making it a good year.
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Danielle McLaughlin: ‘I think we need different books at different times’

Danielle McLaughlin: ‘I think we need different books at different times’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our Book Club author on Eimear McBride, Maud Gonne McBride, Elena Ferrante, Wide Sargasso Sea and why dead people, naturally, are her dream dinner party guests
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The wise man, a short story by Donal Ryan

The wise man, a short story by Donal Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 2: A seasonal love story
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Poem of the Week |33| I am not a kind woman - HeadStuff

Poem of the Week |33| I am not a kind woman - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In this wonderful feminist piece, Fiona Bolger is our poet of the week. This lively verse explains why she is not a kind woman.

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Rogha Gabriel: Graifítí an lae

Rogha Gabriel: Graifítí an lae | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Ron RosenstockBhí tráth ann agus bhí coillte ann is níor le héinne iad.Cormac McCarthy

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Emerging Writer: Poetry Books to Recommend

Emerging Writer: Poetry Books to Recommend | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Please buy poetry books, either in your independent bookshop or direct from the publisheFirst, obviously mine. The Space Between. Buy at Doire Press here.

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Mary Morrissy: The forgotten dead

Mary Morrissy: The forgotten dead | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Ireland’s Fiction Laureate, novelist Anne Enright, (above) gave a lecture in late November with the title “Giving Voice: Antigone and the Dishonoured Dead”, the unwary might have believed she was going to talk about Greek tragedy in general, and Sophocles’ play, Antigone, specifically. But the real subject of Enright’s lecture lay in the dis-honouring…
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Celebrated Irish writer Aidan Higgins dies aged 88

Celebrated Irish writer Aidan Higgins dies aged 88 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The celebrated Irish author Aidan Higgins has died, aged 88. The writer passed away in Kinsale on Sunday December 27.
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Improve on Kevin McAleer’s WB Yeats meme: win two silk kimonos and gazelle*

Improve on Kevin McAleer’s WB Yeats meme: win two silk kimonos and gazelle* | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kevin McAleer and Fintan O’Toole cast a cold eye on Lissadell and try to improve on WB’s original lines. Have a go yourself below and maybe win a prize #ImproveOnYeats
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How Oscar Wilde’s prison sentence changed him

How Oscar Wilde’s prison sentence changed him | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
How Oscar Wilde’s prison sentence changed him.Oscar Wilde and Lord Douglas, ca. 1893.Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature. Read the previous entry, on writers who found God from behind bars, here.The first time Oscar Wilde saw the inside of a prison, it was 1882—thirteen years before he’d serve the famous criminal sentence that... Read More »
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Trinity News: How we'll commemorate 1916 - Professor Gerald Dawe

Trinity News: How we'll commemorate 1916 - Professor Gerald Dawe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series, Trinity News hears from four of the people taking part in College’s official programme of commemoration.
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Acclaimed Irish writer Aidan Higgins dies aged 88

Acclaimed Irish writer Aidan Higgins dies aged 88 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author described as ‘the missing link between high modernism and the present’
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Dispatches from the theatrical front: a look behind the Abbey’s boardroom scenes, from 1904 to 1939

Dispatches from the theatrical front: a look behind the Abbey’s boardroom scenes, from 1904 to 1939 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The newly digitised minute books of the Abbey Theatre’s board meetings during its early decades reveal a host of remarkable struggles, from attempted censorship by Dublin Corporation to artistic disputes at the top of the theatre
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Emerging Writer: Interview with Poet and O'Bheal director, Paul Casey

Emerging Writer: Interview with Poet and O'Bheal director, Paul Casey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

An interview with poet, facilitator and director of O’Bhéal literary nights Paul Casey.Hi Paul and welcome to emergingwriter. Where did the impetus to start Ó Bhéal come from?

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Short Story: Decision-making at Christmas by Maeve Binchy

Short Story: Decision-making at Christmas by Maeve Binchy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In this festive short story by Ireland’s most treasured writer, Maeve Binchy, her protagonist Kate must choose whom to spend Christmas day with

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