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Authors Martina Devlin and Anthony Quinn share their enthusiasm for the Libraries NI role as duties are split for the first time

Authors Martina Devlin and Anthony Quinn share their enthusiasm for the Libraries NI role as duties are split for the first time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Authors Martina Devlin and Anthony Quinn share their enthusiasm for the Libraries NI role as duties are split for the first time
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Some Dublin cafes are taking poems as payment today for World Poetry Day

Some Dublin cafes are taking poems as payment today for World Poetry Day | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Cherishing for Beginners - Sarah Clancy

Cherishing for Beginners - Sarah Clancy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cherishing for Beginners 'The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, an
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Joyce’s Ghosts by Luke Gibbons review: unlocking dead’s voices in James Joyce

Joyce’s Ghosts by Luke Gibbons review: unlocking  dead’s voices in James Joyce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This original and erudite analysis work gets to the heart of Joyce’s work, says Barry McCrea
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Brendan Behan (who died on this day 1964) talking on the Easter Rising

Behan discusses James Connolly and the 1916 rebellion in Dublin - pausing only to ramble about Chinese socialism - while performing a couple of persona
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Episode 1 Writing & 1916 With Lia Mills | The Attic Sessions

The Attic Sessions Episode 1 Writing and 1916 in conversation with Lia Mills
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POETRY Staring at the Sun by Edward O'Dwyer

POETRY Staring at the Sun by Edward O'Dwyer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Simple acts of defiance in Edward O'Dwyer's poem "Staring at the Sun". 

There are many acts
of greater recklessness ahead for her,
one would presume.  She is
not more than nine, after all,
and life becomes such a reckless thing
at least every once in a while. 
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Scientists Discover That James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Has an Amazingly Mathematical “Multifractal” Structure

Scientists Discover That James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Has an Amazingly Mathematical “Multifractal” Structure | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It has long been thought that the so-called “Golden Ratio” described in Euclid’s Elements has “implications for numerous natural phenomena... from the leaf and seed arrangements of plants” and 'from the arts to the stock market.' So writes astrophysicist Mario Livio, head of the science division for the institute that oversees the Hubble Telescope.
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Time is of the essence in a mesmerizing Beckett trilogy - The Boston Globe

Time is of the essence in a mesmerizing Beckett trilogy - The Boston Globe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lisa Dwan’s stunning performance of three short plays, “Not I,” “Footfalls,” and “Rockaby,” highlights Beckett’s extraordinary approach to theatricality.
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Roddy Doyle does Mozart: ‘I’m a recent convert to opera’

Roddy Doyle does Mozart: ‘I’m a recent convert to opera’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author has transported ‘Don Giovanni’ to Dublin for the Opera Theatre Company
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Roddy Doyle does Mozart: ‘I’m a recent convert to opera’

Roddy Doyle does Mozart: ‘I’m a recent convert to opera’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author has transported ‘Don Giovanni’ to Dublin for the Opera Theatre Company
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A Poetry of Petition: W. B. Yeats’s “The Stare’s Nest by my Window” and Derek Mahon’s “A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford” — Patrick J. Keane

A Poetry of Petition: W. B. Yeats’s “The Stare’s Nest by my Window” and Derek Mahon’s “A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford” — Patrick J. Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two great Irish poems, a debt to Wordsworth, and Patrick J. Keane’s synthetic/syncretic mind teach us here how to draw value from humble things in time of trouble (our time, among others) and…
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Poem of the week: Classic Hair Designs by Moya Cannon

Poem of the week: Classic Hair Designs by Moya Cannon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh, warm light is cast on a familiar scene, as visits to the salon reveal their eternal aspect
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Children’s Children by Jan Carson review: sharply written and inventive

Children’s Children by Jan Carson review: sharply written and inventive | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Generations hand down the misery in Jan Carson’s surreal debut collection
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Joanna Walsh, author of Vertigo interviewed by Vincent Bartley, Dublin, March 2016.

Joanna Walsh is author of Vertigo Published by Tramp Press Interviewed at the Workman’s Club, Dublin March 10th, 2016 Interviewed by Vincent P. Bartley
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New York Times archives: Brendan Behan Dies in Dublin March 20 1964

New York Times archives: Brendan Behan Dies in Dublin March 20 1964 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ARCHIVES | 1964

Brendan Behan Dies in Dublin
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Dublin launch for Prosperity Drive

Dublin launch for Prosperity Drive | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Prosperity Drive, my latest collection of stories, gets a Dublin launch this week at one of my "local" bookshops, The Rathgar Bookshop. I grew up in Rathgar and eagle-eyed readers might recognize echoes of the locality in the collection. The Rathgar Bookshop is that rare thing - a sturdy, independent, suburban bookshop serving a loyal…
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The Books Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956)

The Books Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett, Pic, 1' by Roger Pic. Via Wikimedia Commons
Clad in a black turtleneck and with a shock of white hair, Samuel Beckett was a gaunt, gloomy high priest of modernism.
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Frank McGuinness’s seering drama dared go into the minds of Northern loyalists who have made their own blood sacrifice in the trenches
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Not The Commitments 2 with Mozart: Roddy gets Operatic

Not The Commitments 2 with Mozart: Roddy gets Operatic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Roddy Doyle was enlisted to translate Mozart's Don Giovanni for the Dublin Theatre Festival 2016. The renowned writer told TEN that it was a huge challenge and he couldn't "start trying to make The Commitments 2".
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Roddy Doyle: ‘Of the 10 novels I’ve written, only one stands alone’

Roddy Doyle: ‘Of the 10 novels I’ve written, only one stands alone’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dublin writer is juggling a new book, ‘Brilliant’, a hush-hush new television series, Roy Keane, and the musical of ‘The Commitments’. And the next once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is just around the corner
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A Beckett Trilogy: Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby

A Beckett Trilogy: Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By all accounts, "A Beckett Trilogy" is a once in a lifetime experience.
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