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Three Monologues by Jennifer Johnston: Twinkletoes; Mustn't Forget High Noon; Christine

Three Monologues by Jennifer Johnston: Twinkletoes; Mustn't Forget High Noon; Christine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read Irish Theatre Magazine for in-depth reviews of all Irish professional theatre productions.
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Turning the page: 2014’s exciting literary prospects - Emma Donohue, Colm Toibin

Even though following contemporary literature can feel like a game of perpetual catch-up, few at this time of year can resist the temptation to peek over the precipice to what the next year might hold.
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stories free us from the present - The Australian

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stories free us from the present
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This creative deliquescence is pronounced in the stories of Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty. Admittedly his earliest efforts, gathered in Secrets (1977), begin timidly.
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The departed: Seamus Heaney and Lou Reed, the cultural heroes I lost in 2013

The departed: Seamus Heaney and Lou Reed, the cultural heroes I lost in 2013 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The death of the Velvet Underground leader stole a musical icon, but that of the poet felt like a more personal loss
Two of my real, heart-held culture heroes died in 2013.
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Press Office » Leverhulme prize for Irish and English drama expert

Press Office » Leverhulme prize for Irish and English drama expert | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Moran, Associate Professor in the School of English has won a Leverhulme Prize for his outstanding work on 20th century Irish and English drama. His research is particularly concerned with analysing the local ...
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Christmas Day by Paul Durcan: delicate, courteous, cordial

Christmas Day by Paul Durcan: delicate, courteous, cordial | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Reader Claire McAlpine finds kindness and forgiveness in a book-length poem set on 'the feast of St Loneliness' This book-length poem is the antithesis of traditional Christmas cheer and will appeal to those who seek an escape from the kitsch and...
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News | Paul Lynch | Author of Red Sky in Morning

News | Paul Lynch | Author of Red Sky in Morning | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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B’Fhiú an Braon Fola: Scully & Mills, Smithereens chapbooks

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'For Seamus' - New York Times

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'For Seamus'
New York Times
It was this pride in Ireland's most famous poet that drove us to make a short film that not only reflected and honored Heaney's work, but also reflected how he portrayed the life of the Irishman in his work.
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Review - The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien « gorse

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Home: no place like it - Anne Enright

Home: no place like it - Anne Enright | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Is ‘home’ the place where you live or a place in your heart? The novelist Anne Enright asks what the word means in today’s Ireland
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A Tribute to Seamus Heaney | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio

A Tribute to Seamus Heaney | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He was the most famous poet in the world.
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Pennies from Heaven - by Billy O'Callaghan Irish Examiner

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Pennies from Heaven
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ONLY a short distance separated the church from the parochial house, barely half a mile along the sweeping boreen that skirted the top of the village, but Fr.
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▶ JP Donleavy - The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne - YouTube

This JP Donleavy Irish TV "The Meaning of Life" episode seemingly may not be downloaded, along with a few others on: http://www.rte.ie/tv/meaningoflife/playe...
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Censored Books: The Gingerman

The Ginger Man was a novel written by J.P Donleavy in 1955. Donleavy was born in America to Irish immigrant parents on the 23rd of April 1926. Always an independent thinker Donleavy admitted he was...
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Bernard MacLaverty: 'The short story is not a pint at the bar – it's having a dram of an evening to yourself'

Bernard MacLaverty: 'The short story is not a pint at the bar – it's having a dram of an evening to yourself' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Northern Irish author talks about life during the Troubles and the importance of learning to weigh words
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Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales Coming in February 2014

Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales Coming in February 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The collected edition, Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde coming out
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The Guts by Roddy Doyle - Paste Magazine

The Guts by Roddy Doyle - Paste Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Guts by Roddy Doyle
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Something in Ireland's mythic past turns stalwart, stone-faced men to misty-eyed mush.
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'Go Giants,' poems by Nick Laird - Washington Post

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'Go Giants,' poems by Nick Laird
Washington Post
Fortunately, that myth has since been exploded, and we can in large part thank Irish poets for the detonation.
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For a man undaunted by death, Heaney's own passing seemed unjust - Independent.ie

For a man undaunted by death, Heaney's own passing seemed unjust - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
OF all the notable deaths this year, the sudden passing of poet Seamus Heaney was surely one of the most shocking and affecting.
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Poem focused on Congo war wins Limerick poetry competition - Limerick Leader

Poem focused on Congo war wins Limerick poetry competition - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Poem focused on Congo war wins Limerick poetry competition
Limerick Leader
... several languages including his native Irish, classical Chinese, medieval Arabic, renaissance Armenian and modern Latvian.
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Anne Enright writing = therapy - CUNY TV

Anne Enright writing = therapy - CUNY TV | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anne Enright talks about the therapeutic value of writing.
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Thickened with blood by Kieran Marsh

Hennessy New Irish Writing: Thickened with blood by Kieran Marsh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The stains of death still mark me. I mean, I'm only 15, I'm supposed to be, you know, flirting with boys, not floating about like Casper the Friendly Ghost. Mom is still mourning. She t
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Poetry Review Winter 2013/4 – Kinsella & Boland

Poetry Review Winter 2013/4 – Kinsella & Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Greening discusses recent collections by two eminent Irish poets Late Poems Thomas Kinsella Carcanet ISBN 978 1 64777 243 5 £9.95, 90 pages     New Selected Poems Eavan Boland Carcanet ISBN 978 1 84777 241 1  £12.95, 242 pages   These...
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Conor McPherson's Nights Are Alive With Possibilities — Not All Of Them Good - WBUR

Conor McPherson's Nights Are Alive With Possibilities — Not All Of Them Good - WBUR | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Conor McPherson's Nights Are Alive With Possibilities — Not All Of Them Good WBUR NEW YORK – The operative adjective for most of Conor McPherson's plays is “haunting.” Yes, an overused word in the critical lexicon, but it's doubly appropriate for...
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