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‘The Talking Cure’ and other poems by Angela Carr

‘The Talking Cure’ and other poems by Angela Carr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Tiger’s Tail
 
City, a howl of chemical laughter;
menace fingers the air, seeking purchase
in the drunken smoulder of narrow streets.
Young girls toss ironed curtains of ebony hair —
shared tribal head-dress.
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Albany museum hosting symposium on Nobel-winning Irish poet - Glens Falls Post-Star

Albany museum hosting symposium on Nobel-winning Irish poet - Glens Falls Post-Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York museum is hosting a symposium on William Butler Yeats (yayts) to mark the 150th anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer's birth.
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Ireland Bids Farewell to Its Best Modern Playwright - Daily Beast

Ireland Bids Farewell to Its Best Modern Playwright - Daily Beast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel was a literary giant who continued Ireland's stunning history of greatness in the world of letters.
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BEATLEBONE by Kevin Barry | Kirkus Reviews

BEATLEBONE by Kevin Barry | Kirkus Reviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A famous musician's 1978 pilgrimage to an island off the west coast of Ireland takes several detours, abetted by his memories and his minder, in this original, lyrical, genre-challenging work.
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An Affirming Flame-Gerald Dawe looks at the life of soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge

An Affirming Flame-Gerald Dawe looks at the life of soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gerald Dawe looks at the life of soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge, one of the inspirations behind his new book on Irish writing and wartime
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Goldsmiths book prize shortlist: Lennon, Jesus and life at the edges

Goldsmiths book prize shortlist: Lennon, Jesus and life at the edges | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“fiction that breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel form”
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Kevin Barry's Yet-To-Be Released novel on Goldsmiths Shortlist

Kevin Barry's Yet-To-Be Released novel on Goldsmiths Shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Barry on Goldsmiths Shortlist
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Colum McCann: ‘He knocked out all my teeth and fractured my cheekbone.’

Colum McCann: ‘He knocked out all my teeth and fractured my cheekbone.’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A vicious attack outside a Connecticut hotel left the Irish novelist not only needing new teeth but also facing a dilemma about his new book, which features a similar incident
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‘Glenties is the stage’: Brian Friel’s Donegal

‘Glenties is the stage’: Brian Friel’s Donegal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel knew he was in debt to Donegal, the setting for his finest works, and a place he loved – though never uncritically
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► VIDEO: Remembering Brian Friel: 'he was a born storyteller'

► VIDEO: Remembering Brian Friel: 'he was a born storyteller' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of Ireland’s best known playwrights Brian Friel has died aged 86, Peter Crawley of The Irish Times and Fiach Mac Conghail of The Abbey Theatre speak about his career and legacy.
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Brian Friel: No country needed his gift more than Ireland

Brian Friel: No country needed his gift more than  Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Playwright’s language will ring out around the world for as long as theatre survives
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Colm Tóibín on a time of theatrical miracles for Brian Friel

Colm Tóibín on a time of theatrical miracles for Brian Friel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With the opening, in 1979 and 1980, of three extraordinary plays – ‘Aristocrats’, ‘Translations’ and ‘Faith Healer’ – Brian Friel became one of the great playwrights of his age
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Brian Friel by Irish Times Off Topic | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Stream Brian Friel by Irish Times Off Topic from desktop or your mobile device
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Playwright Brian Friel: 'A giant of Irish literature, a great Irishman'

Playwright Brian Friel: 'A giant of Irish literature, a great Irishman' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was a youthful Mary McAleese - as yet to be President - who interviewed Brian Friel on the opening night in 1980 of 'Translations', the play that would open the eyes of the world to
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Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson among those who pay tribute to Brian Friel - BBC News

Hollywood stars have been paying tribute to Irish playwright Brian Friel who has died aged 86.
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Interview with Derry O’Sullivan, by Barbara O’Donnell

Interview with Derry O’Sullivan, by Barbara O’Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Derry O’Sullivan is a multi-lingual poet, writer and lecturer, originally from West Cork, now based in Paris.
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Eimear McBride on the 2015 Goldsmiths prize: why experimental fiction is dear to my heart

Eimear McBride on the 2015 Goldsmiths prize: why experimental fiction is dear to my heart | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry is a storm of a novel – unsettling and mesmerising. It’s formally interesting also, with the novelist choosing to step on and off the page.
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Fiction Book Review: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry.

Fiction Book Review: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his second novel, Barry (City of Bohane) imagines John Lennon in the year 1978, deep in a funk and trying to visit Dorinish, aka Beatle Island—an island in Clew Bay, in the west of Ireland
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Kevin Barry short-listed for the Goldsmiths prize

Kevin Barry short-listed for the Goldsmiths prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kevin Barry's forthcoming novel, Beatlebone, has been shortlisted for the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize 2015, the winner of which will be announced in November.
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Uimhir a Cúig | Screen: Fiction — Claire Hennessy

Uimhir a Cúig | Screen: Fiction — Claire Hennessy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Amy has her number, still. Watch yourself, she could say. Or, don’t go home with him. But Ruth – Ruth will know the right things to do. She’ll know she’s in the presence of a hero. She’ll drop to h…
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Brian Friel: The equal of Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter

Brian Friel: The equal of Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Friel established himself as an heir to the silences of Beckett and father to the tradition of monologue drama
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Staying Grounded

Staying Grounded | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A beautifully written memoir tells the life story of an Irish woman who knew most of the major figures of the bohemian Dublin of the mid-twentieth century, as well as many of the politicians, and who went on to carve out a successful career for herself in the travel business.
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Brian Friel: A life in pictures

Brian Friel: A life in pictures | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The playwright best known for Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come! died on Friday, October 2nd 2015
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