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‘The book has become a devalued symbol of human imagination’

‘The book has become a devalued symbol of human imagination’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In an apocalyptic essay, academic and writer Fiona O’Connor asks how can the great novel, short story or poetry collection be nurtured by market-driven publishers?
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Essay in Berfrois magazine: ‘21 Poems: 21 Reasons For Choosing Jeremy Corbyn’: Why I Put It Together

Essay in Berfrois magazine: ‘21 Poems: 21 Reasons For Choosing Jeremy Corbyn’: Why I Put It Together | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Short Story: On Cosmology, by Róisín O’Donell

Short Story: On Cosmology, by Róisín O’Donell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hennessy New Irish Writing – August’s winning story: A lecturer in astrophysics wonders about the ‘gooey, alien-like creature’ which may be growing inside her
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The Blue Guitar by John Banville: Metafictional reflection

The Blue Guitar by John Banville: Metafictional reflection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: John Banville’s new novel about a writer exposes the process of writing fiction and hints at its futility, says Belinda McKeon
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Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor: Domesticity and Dickinson’s dark side

Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor: Domesticity and  Dickinson’s dark side | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne admires a compelling novel about the friendship of poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid
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About Sisterland: A New World From Martina Devlin

About Sisterland: A New World From Martina Devlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The idea of genre leaves me nervous. One book is literary and the other book is historical, his book is crime and her book is commercial fiction. Aren’t they all simply stories? I understand the compulsion to divide them into categories – it makes that fundamentally unmanageable entity, the story, easier for publishers, booksellers and reviewers to isolate and identify. But should we really be zealous about pinning down stories, which spring to life because of that glorious standard bearer for f
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Hair by Ailbhe Darcy : Poetry Magazine

Hair by  Ailbhe  Darcy  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kind bolus of hair, we who have shoehorned ourselves / into dream dresses, spooled Louis heels down fettled steps / to grooms, or steeled ourselves in suits for the clinch, counter-
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Review: We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, by Thomas Morris

Review: We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, by Thomas Morris | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh, at times brilliant, debut short story collection portrays lost souls in Wales
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Shepherd’s Purse by Paul Perry : Poetry Magazine

Shepherd’s Purse by  Paul  Perry  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the field —  / shepherd’s purse: / to be seen even in the dark.
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‘Power corrupts, irrespective of gender’: Martina Devlin on About Sisterland

‘Power corrupts, irrespective of gender’: Martina Devlin on About Sisterland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
About Sisterland considers what a world ruled by women might be like. I was obliged to set it in the 22nd century because there’s no sign of female hegemony happening in the present
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Hennessy Poems of the month: Monasteraden microclimate by Jessamine O Connor

Hennessy Poems of the month: Monasteraden microclimate by Jessamine O Connor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jessamine O Connor
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Beneath the Earth, by John Boyne: Telling tales of transgression

Beneath the Earth, by John Boyne: Telling tales of transgression | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: The unexamined life is the only one worth living for the characters in this collection, writes George O’Brien
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Uimhir a Cúig | The Poets' House, Portmuck --- Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons, James Simmons and Michelle Mitchell-Foust

Uimhir a Cúig | The Poets' House, Portmuck --- Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons, James Simmons and Michelle Mitchell-Foust | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
...but how do you know what happened, how can you say...
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RTE: A Love Poem-Sarah Clancy

RTE: A Love Poem-Sarah Clancy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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Hushed | Bram Stoker Festival-candlelit walk through Marsh's Library | Dublin

Hushed | Bram Stoker Festival-candlelit walk through Marsh's Library | Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Take a candlelit walk, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of Dublin’s most fascinating buildings, cloaked in the dark of night
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The Airship Era by Caitríona O'Reilly : Poetry Magazine

The Airship Era by  Caitríona  O'Reilly  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
They’d barely emerged from the deep-green forests / of that epauletted century. Geraniums bloomed on windowsills in Heidelberg. / Student princes eyed the tavern keeper’s daughter through the blond foam / of their tankards. The future must have seemed weightless
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Julian Gough reviews PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason

Julian Gough reviews PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Channel 4’s economics editor argues that capitalism is at the heart of all the world’s woes
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Out Of Their Feeling - Mary O'Donnell's Review of Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon

Out Of Their Feeling - Mary O'Donnell's Review of Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon
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Paris Syndrome by Victoria Kennefick : Poetry Magazine

Paris Syndrome by  Victoria  Kennefick  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Eiffel Tower erected itself in my head, / we couldn’t find the lifts, climbed the stairs. / Of course there were fireworks.
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