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On the Beaten Track: the Peacock Theatre, the Abbey’s More Experimental Counterpart

On the Beaten Track: the Peacock Theatre, the Abbey’s More Experimental Counterpart | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Daniel McFarlane explores the lesser known theatrical institution renowned for its more controversial productions.
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Emma Donoghue on gossiping with the Bard and ridiculously productive procrastination

Emma Donoghue on gossiping with the Bard and ridiculously productive procrastination | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh off her Oscar nomination for the screenplay of Room, Emma Donoghue returns to her literary roots with a new novel. The Wonder is a wonderfully gothic story about a girl who eats nothing. It's a finalist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.   Emma Donoghue shares her favourite books Read
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Guest Post: ‘A Genius’ by Colin Dardis.

Guest Post: ‘A Genius’ by Colin Dardis. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It is 2:30am when Graham spies me from across the road. Uh-oh. I said goodnight to Graham about an hour and a half ago so I could go and finish the night off in the gambling parlour, and now I needed an excuse. I decided quickly I had better take the head on this conversation,…
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Today the same birthday for three Irish geniuses : Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill and Michael Collins

Today the same birthday for three Irish geniuses : Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill and Michael Collins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
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Carrickfergus Times:Local poet’s work in ‘Best’ anthology

Carrickfergus Times:Local poet’s work in ‘Best’ anthology | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The work of a local poet is to feature in the 2017 Best New British and Irish Poets anthology.
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The Commitments review: full of heart and soul, but not drama

The Commitments review: full of heart and soul, but  not drama | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The tremendous ensemble cannot be faulted but the abundant musical numbers overpower the thin storyline
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David Wheatley Reviews Slakki: New & Neglected Poems by Roy Fisher – a collection with extraordinary vision

David Wheatley Reviews Slakki: New & Neglected Poems by Roy Fisher – a collection with extraordinary vision | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Birmingham’s city blocks to memories of war to restless skies – the quality is consistently high in this collection of work from the past 65 years
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Beautiful Losers: Fifty Years Later, Leonard Loses His Erection by Anakana Schofield - CNQ

Beautiful Losers: Fifty Years Later, Leonard Loses His Erection by Anakana Schofield - CNQ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his essay, “Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible,” John Berger writes, “The impulse to paint comes neither from observation nor from the soul (which is probably blind) but from an encounter: the encounter between painter and model – even if the model is a mountain or a shelf of empty medicine bottles.”Read More
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Declan Kiberd on Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature

Declan Kiberd on Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mr Tambourine Man is arguably the most pirated pirate in the history of modern music
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Rick O’Shea on Solar Bones: ‘one of most fluid, approachable books I’ve read’

Rick O’Shea on Solar Bones: ‘one of most fluid, approachable books I’ve read’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I got many, many responses saying that because it has no natural pauses, stops or chapters and it’s so compelling you just had to read it in a single sitting’
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‘I wouldn’t have given Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize’: Irish writers react

‘I wouldn’t have given Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize’: Irish writers react | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anne Enright, Colm Tóibín, John Montague, Kevin Barry, John Kelly, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Joseph O’Connor, Donal Ryan, Don Share, Roy Foster and others react
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Beckett's First Love – O’Reilly Theatre – Dublin Theatre Festival Review

Beckett's First Love – O’Reilly Theatre – Dublin Theatre Festival Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
First Love - O'Reilly Theatre - Dublin Theatre Festival Review O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere | Oct 12-16 Written by Samuel Beckett A stage with a bench, of domestic proportions off centre to the left, stands at a slight angle to the back wall.
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Emily C. Orr: Irish Woman Poet

Emily C. Orr: Irish Woman Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Emily Orr was born in Belfast and graduated with Honours in History, Jurisprudence and Political Economy from the Royal University of Ireland.
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Poetry - Ulick O'Connor: Time to flutter by Heaney's homeplace - Independent.ie

Poetry - Ulick O'Connor: Time to flutter by Heaney's homeplace - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I see that Bellaghy RUC Station in Derry has become the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, an arts and literary centre. It will contain a permanent exhibition dealing with Heaney's life and poetr
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Mercier Press announce fiction competition for first-time authors to become a bestseller writer

Mercier Press announce fiction competition for first-time authors to become a bestseller writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mercier Press Fiction Competition 2017
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Liberties Press: Statement from the Publisher-October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

 

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The Abbey Theatre's 'Plough and the Stars' isn't your grandma's Irish classic

The Abbey Theatre's 'Plough and the Stars' isn't your grandma's Irish classic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This isn’t your Irish grandmother’s Plough and the Stars. - Julia M. Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Liberties Press admits owing money to authors

Liberties Press admits owing money to authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Publisher Seán O’Keeffe says he is sorry and vows to address the situation on payments
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Call for Papers: Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water

Call for Papers: Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tennessee Philological Association Conference, 23-25 February 2017
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Gate Theatre appoints first new boss in 33 years

Gate Theatre appoints first new boss in 33 years | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin's Gate Theatre has announced that Selina Cartmell will be its new artistic director, taking over from Michael Colgan, who is retiring after 33 years in the role.
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Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize divides Irish writers and literary critics

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize divides Irish writers and literary critics | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rob and Roddy Doyle, Martina Evans, Christopher Ricks, Caitriona O'Reilly, Blake Morrison, Michael Collins, Brian Conaghan, Timothy O'Grady, Vona Groarke, Billy Roche, Michael Foley, Anthony Roche and Edna Longley
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Crowdfunding for documentary on Eugene O’Neill’s Irish roots launched

Crowdfunding for documentary on Eugene O’Neill’s Irish roots launched | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As the New York playwright said himself, “The critics have missed the most important fact about me and my work – the fact that I am Irish.”
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Seanachies: keepers of Ireland's rich folklore heritage

Seanachies: keepers of Ireland's rich folklore heritage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
These bards helped maintain Celtic culture for over 2,000 years.
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