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'The Banned Books of Guantánamo': 'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett | VICE | United Kingdom

'The Banned Books of Guantánamo': 'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett | VICE | United Kingdom | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'The Banned Books of Guantánamo'
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Fred Stenson's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:48 AM

Penetrating analysis of why books are banned.

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The Old Sod by Billy O’Callaghan

The Old Sod by Billy O’Callaghan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
by Billy O'Callaghan After the dreams have come, the mornings feel like glass around me. Everything looks too bright, too well-preserved. My way of coping is to sit in the kitchen in silence and tr...
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Arts Council expresses its regret at the passing of Francis Harvey

Arts Council expresses its regret at the passing of Francis Harvey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
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How to Write a Book series - Sinéad Gleeson

How to Write a Book series - Sinéad Gleeson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The How to Write a Book series was originally published …
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DBF Interviews: Thomas Morris

DBF Interviews: Thomas Morris | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thomas Morris, editor of The Stinging Fly, talks to us about being editor of Dubliners 100. He will chair a discussion with three of the contributing authors on Saturday 15 November. Q: When did yo...
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Dublin Book Festival Preview – 13th – 16th Nov

Dublin Book Festival Preview – 13th – 16th Nov | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dublin Book Festival starts in just two days time, and we thought we’d delve into the programme to give you some of our highlights.
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An Irishman’s Diary on a prophetic play by Terence MacSwiney

An Irishman’s Diary on a prophetic play by Terence MacSwiney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Centenary of publication of ‘The Revolutionist’
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First World War poetry by Tom Kettle - Telegraph

First World War poetry by Tom Kettle - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tom Kettle penned To My Daughter Betty, The Gift of God just
four days before he was killed during an assault on the village of Ginchy
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Michael O’Brien: the reluctant publisher who ‘doesn’t tell lies’

Michael O’Brien: the reluctant publisher who ‘doesn’t tell lies’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The O’Brien Press is 40. In that time, its founder has broken a lot of ground, from true crime to children’s books
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In memoriam Francis Ledwidge by Seamus Heaney

In memoriam Francis Ledwidge (1980)Seamus Heaney

The bronze soldier hitches a bronze cape
That crumples stiffly in imagined wind
No matter how the real winds buff and sweep
His sudden hunkering run, forever craned


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▶ Paul Muldoon / Iarla Ó Lionáird - Freedom / Saoirse - by Seán Ó Riordáin

Paul Muldoon reads his translation of Seán Ó Riordáin's classic poem 'Saoirse' followed by Iarla Ó Lionáird singing his version of the same poem. Quite the c...
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Fuse Poetry Review: “The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett” — Castings » The Arts Fuse

Fuse Poetry Review: “The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett” — Castings » The Arts Fuse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett

Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Samuel Beckett we’re taught in America is solitary, dryly humorous, and existentially distressed: basically, he’s an absurdist playwright from a Charlie Kaufman movie. Beyond this, we may know ...
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New Writing from Roscommon awards - Eileen Keane

New Writing from Roscommon awards - Eileen Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A blog about writing and thinking, about art and books and life and everything in between
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▶ Considerations #6: For Jack - Damian Gorman

"Considerations" is a video series comprising of nine poems written and recited by Damian Gorman. Watch previous episodes here: http://bit.ly/dgcons --- "For...
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Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan

Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan
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DBF Interviews: Martina Devlin

DBF Interviews: Martina Devlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Friday, 14 November, journalist and author Martina Devlin will speak at DBF's Historical Fiction event. We spoke with her about her novel The House Where it Happened, future projects and histori...
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The Tuesday Poem: Quiet by Peter Sirr

The Tuesday Poem: Quiet by Peter Sirr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A legion of dogs has passed the windowunregarded, unhowled atand cats come swaggeringinto the noiseless garden.
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Final Issue of wordlegs

Final Issue of wordlegs | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

This last issue contains my personal favourite pieces from wordlegs. I re-read the whole journal to pick them and in doing this, I can see my own development as a reader and editor. I had intended to breeze through the last issue, make life easy on myself but that backfired. It was so hard to narrow down my favourite pieces to the ones in this issue. We've had some amazing work in wordlegs and some fantastic writers have featured. My favourites may not be your favourites and feel free to add to the list when I post details of the issue to our social media sites and share, share, share what you've enjoyed from or about wordlegs.

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Joan Allen & William H Macy Book 'Room'

Joan Allen & William H Macy Book 'Room' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joan Allen, William H Macy and Jacob Tremblay have been added to the cast of Room, Element Pictures and No Trace Camping's adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 bestseller that Lenny Abrahamson is dir...
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Lenny Abrahamsson’s Room gets more stars and starts production | Emma Donoghue’s troubling novel

Lenny Abrahamsson’s Room gets more stars and starts production | Emma Donoghue’s troubling novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium

Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As Francis and his comrades were working on the road repairs a German artillery shell exploded near them.
Ledwidge was killed as were several other men. The records listing Soldiers Died in the Great War list 5 soldiers
of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Inniskilling Fusiliers being killed on that day: Lance Corporal Ledwidge aged
29 (no. 1638), Lance Serjeant John Harte (no. 4049), Private Henry P Evans (no. 41376), Private Frank Mattingley
aged 29 (no. 41108) and Private Robert Sharman (no. 41312).
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Seamus Heaney has remembered Ledwidge in his poem 'In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge' (1980)..

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The Art of Unknowing - an afternoon with Paul Muldoon in Singapore

The Art of Unknowing - an afternoon with Paul Muldoon in Singapore | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
    I didn’t know there would be just nine of us. Perhaps those considered literary monoliths in one part of the world loom less mightily when viewed from another geographic area. A write...
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Colum McCann: What Ulysses did to me

Colum McCann: What Ulysses did to me | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writer Colum McCann talks about the beauty of poetry and human existence, in this interview about what reading Joyce’s novel Ulysses did to him.
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