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The genius wordsmiths that seared our souls – Brian Friel and WB Yeats (IrishCentral)

The genius wordsmiths that seared our souls – Brian Friel and WB Yeats (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Cormac McConnell

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"I'm coming down the airy roads at the northern tip of the Wild Atlantic Way after a family weekend in Donegal...." Read more
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Edna O’Brien: from Ireland’s cultural outcast to literary darling | Books | The Guardian

Edna O’Brien: from Ireland’s cultural outcast to literary darling | Books | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish novelist’s love of her home country is finally being reciprocated, but it’s been a long, hard road to acceptance from the days when her work was burned
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Cecelia Ahern: 'I'm not saying I'm Anne Enright' - Irish Times

Cecelia Ahern: 'I'm not saying I'm Anne Enright' - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Her new novel, The Marble Collector, tells the story of a father and daughter from Drumcondra. She talks about panic attacks and her place in the literary hierarchy
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Hibernian Writers: John Saunders

Hibernian Writers: John Saunders | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 JOHN SAUNDERS is a founder member of the Hibernian Writers’ Group. His collections are After the Accident (Lapwing Press, 2010) and Chance (New Binary Press, 2013).
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At last, O'Brien has her country under her spell

At last, O'Brien has her country under her spell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This autumn season is something more akin to late springtide in the brilliant career of Edna O'Brien, described by her American peer Philip Roth as the "greatest living woman writi
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Seamus Heaney: Works by late poet to go on display in Dublin - BBC News

Seamus Heaney: Works by late poet to go on display in Dublin - BBC News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Unpublished works, diaries and letters by the late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney will be on display at a new exhibition in Dublin.
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RTÉ Archives | Education | Poetry Anthology 'Soundings' Reprinted

RTÉ Archives | Education | Poetry Anthology 'Soundings' Reprinted | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
More than a decade after it was taken off the Leaving Certificate curriculum, the poetry anthology 'Soundings' has been reprinted due to public demand.
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Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin: Planet-sized problems of humanity

Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin: Planet-sized problems of humanity | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A stirring debut collection on the loneliness of being alive
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Guardian Review: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor – the secret life of Emily Dickinson

Guardian Review: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor – the secret life of Emily Dickinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fictional account of the lives of the poet Emily Dickinson and a family maid explores friendship and freedom
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Poem of the Week: Happy Birthday, Ciaran Carson!

Poem of the Week: Happy Birthday, Ciaran Carson! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today is Ciaran Carson’s birthday, and in celebration of this accomplished poet and traditional musician from Belfast, we are sharing one of his earlier poems, “The Albatross,” from his book First ...
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Fiction | Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin

Fiction | Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Stinging Fly Press, €12.99 Like the best fiction, Danielle McLaughlin’s debut short story collection feels bigger than the sum of its parts. The prose is taut, narratives whittled, characterisation disturbing …
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Colum McCann's 'Thirteen Ways' Lifts Darkness Through Storytelling - NPR

Colum McCann's 'Thirteen Ways' Lifts Darkness Through Storytelling - NPR | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colum McCann's latest book, Thirteen Ways of Looking, takes on parenthood, loss and just how arbitrary life can be. McCann says talking about traumatic experiences can be "a fantastic catharsis."
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Rhyme and reason at Dublin's Lingo Festival - Irish Examiner

Rhyme and reason at Dublin's Lingo Festival - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By the time Saul Williams got to poetry, he already had a solid grounding in hip-hop culture
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Cross Pens/Writing.ie ‘Make Your Mark’ Short Story Competition Winner Announced!

Cross Pens/Writing.ie ‘Make Your Mark’ Short Story Competition Winner Announced! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After much deliberation this week, our panel of international bestselling judges John Boyne, Sinead Moriarty and Alex Barclay have chosen a winner for the Cross Pens/Writing.ie Make Your Mark short story competition.
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Dermot Bolger - Word for Word: My poetry life in reverse

Dermot Bolger - Word for Word: My poetry life in reverse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Editing 40 years of poems is like suddenly taking a trip back through the milestones
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: The Barracks, by John McGahern

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks:  The Barracks, by John McGahern | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Official Ireland approved of McGahern’s mesmerising debut novel, based on his upbringing in a Roscommon Garda barracks. The banning of its follow-up sent him into exile
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‘Pond’, by Claire-Louise Bennett - FT.com

‘Pond’, by Claire-Louise Bennett - FT.com | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In solitude you don’t need to make an impression on the world, so the world has some opportunity to make an impression on you.” So Claire-Louise Bennett has written about the composition of her book Pond, which describes a life experienced through
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‘Nadelah’ and other poems by Geraldine O’Kane | Poethead

‘Nadelah’ and other poems by Geraldine O’Kane | Poethead | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hitting to Hurt (after ‘The Leaping Lamb’)   Everybody saw us as the bull and the lamb, that is how I hid for so long.   He was a chunk of a man; I sliced him to bits with my words, buried him with shame.   I am sorry for using such callous language, I’ll…
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Leagan Gaeilge d'amhrán Shane MacGowan Pair of Brown Eyes aistrithe ag Gabriel Rosenstock.

Stream Péire Súl Donn (garbh) by Marcus Mac Conghail from desktop or your mobile device
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Colm Tóibín on filming his novel Brooklyn: 'Everyone in my home town wanted to be an extra'

Colm Tóibín on filming his novel Brooklyn: 'Everyone in my home town wanted to be an extra' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Crowley’s new film gives Enniscorthy more glamour, but also perfectly captures the place that Tóibín grew up in
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Maud Gonne was much more than WB Yeats’s muse

Maud Gonne was much more than WB Yeats’s muse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aisling Law, a great-granddaughter of the rebel, feminist and social activist, is opening her doors to the public for the Muse of Yeats weekend festival
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Amethyst McMahon's curator insight, October 9, 2015 4:23 PM

A long cherished heroine!

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Dromineer Literary Festival makes connections around the world

Dromineer Literary Festival makes connections around the world | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dromineer Literary Festival has received a ringing endorsement from one of of Ireland’s foremost poets, Thomas McCarthy.
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Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims

Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dr Séamus Ó Direáin mapped dialects in the Aran Islands over 25 years for new study
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