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Rob Doyle: Getting out of my head

Rob Doyle: Getting out of my head | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rather than free the spirit from the agony of individual consciousness, reading can lock you deeper in the skull-chamber from which you sought escape or offer glimpses of transcendence, of liberation
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The Irish Times Book Club-This Is The Ritual by Rob Doyle

The Irish Times Book Club-This Is The Ritual by Rob Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Join the Irish Times Book Club to discuss literature, books and writing styles with your favourite authors and fellow readers
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Review: Is The Little Red Chairs Edna O’Brien’s masterpiece?

Review: Is The Little Red Chairs Edna O’Brien’s masterpiece? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Has Edna O’Brien, at 85 years of age, written her best book yet?
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Interview with Des Healy-lifelong friend of Michael Hartnett

Interview with Des Healy-lifelong friend of Michael Hartnett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I travelled to Charleville, North Cork, last Tuesday (February 9th) to speak with Des Healy, lifelong friend of Michael Hartnett.  Des worked with my father for many years, being Principal in St. Ita's Secondary School Newcastle West, where my father taught English. I've no doubt that that was the main reason he agreed to speak with me. No…
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Arts Council congratulates Fishamble on Olivier Award success

Arts Council congratulates Fishamble on Olivier Award success | 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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‘You don’t just photograph a man like Samuel Beckett. You offer him something’

‘You don’t just photograph a man like Samuel Beckett. You offer him something’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
How Irishman John Minihan secured his place in history by photographing the writer in Paris
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Watch LIVE: The Importance of Being Earnest from the Barbican - 7.25pm BST tonight

Watch LIVE: The Importance of Being Earnest from the Barbican - 7.25pm BST tonight | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ramin Gray's Royal Opera production of Oscar Wilde's iconic play will be live-streamed from the Barbican.
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Review: Edna O’Brien’s ‘The Little Red Chairs’ confronts Radovan Karadzic

Review: Edna O’Brien’s ‘The Little Red Chairs’ confronts Radovan Karadzic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The celebrated Irish novelist considers a monstrous evil through a tangential victim.
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Three Tipperary poets to celebrate Ireland at UK literary festival - Home - The Nationalist

Three Tipperary poets to celebrate Ireland at UK literary festival - Home - The Nationalist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Remembering 1916
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Listen to 'Cyprus Avenue' from Lucy Caldwell - BBC Radio 4

Listen to 'Cyprus Avenue' from Lucy Caldwell - BBC Radio 4 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Faith's car is stolen, she press-gangs onlooker Martin into a high-speed chase.
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Colm Tóibín on writing his novel Nora Webster – books podcast

Colm Tóibín on writing his novel Nora Webster – books podcast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish novelist gives an intimate account of how he wrote his most autobiographical novel, to the Guardian book club at a live event recorded in London
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Samuel Beckett in Paris: a luminous emptiness

Samuel Beckett in Paris: a luminous emptiness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To curate a festival celebrating Beckett in Paris is to face a huge challenge – how, with sensitivity, to shape a programme capturing the relationship between man and place?
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Literary listings: New director at Trinity; poetry in Galway; Brendan Kennelly at 80; poets on tour; Paula Meehan at NLI

Literary listings: New director at Trinity; poetry in Galway; Brendan Kennelly at 80; poets on tour; Paula Meehan at NLI | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Literary listings: New director at Trinity; poetry in Galway; Brendan Kennelly at 80; poets on tour; Paula Meehan at NLI
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Rupert Everett on playing Oscar Wilde and being openly gay in Hollywood

Rupert Everett on playing Oscar Wilde and being openly gay in Hollywood | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The English actor is currently in Toronto playing the Irish playwright in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss
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Olivier Award winning production heading to An Grianán Theatre! | An Grianan Theatre

Olivier Award winning production heading to An Grianán Theatre! | An Grianan Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Irish artists shine at 40th annual Olivier Awards - Irish Post

Irish artists shine at 40th annual Olivier Awards - Irish Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin McDonagh and Denise Gough lead Irish stars collecting gongs at Oliviers
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The Importance of Being Earnest; St Matthew Passion – review

The Importance of Being Earnest; St Matthew Passion – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Natural comedians abound in a splendidly silly revival of Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest
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“Satellite” and other poems by Roisin Kelly

“Satellite” and other poems by Roisin Kelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To a Writer   You write of raspberries and snow of the mimosa flower’s scent of how it makes you feel to put on lipstick and heels. Of how it feels to wander home   below the stars, drunk but not too drunk how you always like to show a little cleavage though you never…
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The Importance of Being Earnest review at Barbican, London

The Importance of Being Earnest review at Barbican, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The stage at the end of Gerald Barry’s operatic version of Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest speaks of a piece high in impact, colour and pace.
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New York Times: Edna O’Brien Is Still Gripped by Dark Moral Questions

New York Times: Edna O’Brien Is Still Gripped by Dark Moral Questions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This 85-year-old Irish writer discusses her career and her latest novel, “The Little Red Chairs,” which is her first in 10 years.
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Flann O'Brien's Workman's friend translated and read out loud into Mandarin Chinese

April 1st 2016 will be 50 year anniversary of Flann O'Brien's death. This amateurish video is made to commemorate it. The guy who does the reading aloud i
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Podcast #35: Gavin Quinn on ‘The Seagull and Other Birds’

Podcast #35: Gavin Quinn on ‘The Seagull and Other Birds’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gwen Orel talks to Gavin Quinn about Pan Pan Theatre and 'The Seagull and Other Birds.' Featured song is Eileen Ivers' 'Walk On,' from 'Beyond the Bog Road.'
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Juvenalia Podcast • HPN on HeadStuff

Juvenalia Podcast • HPN on HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Juvenalia Podcast on the HeadStuff Podcast Network. An interesting person tells us about a piece of pop culture that was important to them as a child.
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