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Recycling preoccupations and obsessions - Derek Mahon

Recycling preoccupations and obsessions - Derek Mahon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry review
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The Ball Gown - Eileen Casey

The Ball Gown - Eileen Casey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eileen Casey, a poet hailing from the midlands, recites her poem 'Black Ball Gown' centred on her life on Clanbrassil Street and the dress she once bought which gave her a glimpse of another life, and brought her though a period of loneliness in...
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Short Film of the Week: 'A Woman's Hair' by McDermottroe (Based on the Short Story by Bryan McMahon)

Short Film of the Week: 'A Woman's Hair' by McDermottroe (Based on the Short Story by Bryan McMahon) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Based on the Short Story by Bryan McMahon, A Woman's Hair is set in Corcoran's Bar at the end of the 1950s. Eight-year-old Elaine is sent away from home when her mother dies. Returning to the bar several years later she ...
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J.P. Smith | Review of Hawthorn & Child, by Keith Ridgway | The Nervous Breakdown

J.P. Smith | Review of Hawthorn & Child, by Keith Ridgway | The Nervous Breakdown | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ah, the English policeman. The copper. The bobby. Old Bill. The filth, in the well-worn terminology of the London underworld. Until around the mid-1960s the
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Kevin Barry Reads His Story, "Across the Rooftops" | Graywolf Press

Kevin Barry Reads His Story, "Across the Rooftops" | Graywolf Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The opening story from Dark Lies the Island is a single, perfectly observed scene: a kiss on a rooftop.
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Mount Merrion by Justin Quinn, review - Telegraph

Mount Merrion by Justin Quinn, review - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The personal grips as the political does not in an Irish debut novel (Mount Merrion by Justin Quinn, review: The personal grips as the political does not in an Irish debut novel, f...
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James Plunkett, RTÉ and Strumpet City | Century Ireland

James Plunkett, RTÉ and Strumpet City | Century Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Plunkett, RTÉ and Strumpet City | The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago
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Dr Sinead Morrissey

Dr Sinead Morrissey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dr Sinead Morrissey talks about collaborations, giant performances and life as Belfast's first poet laureate. A Morrow Communications Production. Producer / Director…
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West Cork Literary Festival announces 2014 Workshop Programme

West Cork Literary Festival announces 2014 Workshop Programme | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Creative Writing for Beginners to Historical Fiction, Scriptwriting to Poetry, Wild Women Writing to the Short Story there is a workshop to suit every aspiring or established writer looking to spend five days in beautiful Bantry honing their ...
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Irish Theatre Magazine | Letter from Warsaw: Somewhere under the Rainbow

Irish Theatre Magazine | Letter from Warsaw: Somewhere under the Rainbow | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An online cultural journal dedicated to in-depth coverage of theatre and the performing arts in Ireland.
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The Pickled Body - Issue 1.1 - The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes is a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of a girl who,
possessed by a pair of red shoes, cannot stop dancing. Even after her feet are chopped
from her body, the dance must go on.
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The Sound of Applause: Colum McCann, Dan LeFranc and Cinda Williams Chima

The Sound of Applause: Colum McCann, Dan LeFranc and Cinda Williams Chima | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dee Perry speaks with Irish literary star - Colum McCann - The National Book Award winning author of 'TransAtlantic'.
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Distant Stars – John Banville – Ancient Light

Distant Stars – John Banville – Ancient Light | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Ireland Literature Exchange (ILE) | Irish author Marita Conlon-McKenna participates in the International Festival of Children’s Books and Authors, Shanghai, China, November 2013

Ireland Literature Exchange (ILE) | Irish author Marita Conlon-McKenna participates in the International Festival of Children’s Books and Authors, Shanghai, China, November 2013 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Irish Writers in America » Dennis Lehane, John Banville on art's purpose

Irish Writers in America » Dennis Lehane, John Banville on art's purpose | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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It’s All About Thinking: Here In No Place by A. W. Timmons

It’s All About Thinking: Here In No Place by A. W. Timmons | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The journey begins with a dedicated English teacher and ends with a published novel. Along the way there was much reading, four creative writing courses and a lot of thinking. The hardest part is the thinking.
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Greg Delanty launches "So Little Time", poetry-photo-environmental book | Saint Michael's College

Greg Delanty launches "So Little Time", poetry-photo-environmental book | Saint Michael's College | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet/professor Greg Delanty is the lead author of So Little Time, an interpretative look at what it means to be 'Green' in an evolving world, features Delanty and other poets, essayists, and photographers, with a foreword by nature writer John Elder.
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Seamus Heaney Memorial Cooper Union with Colm Toibin and Paul Simon

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Summer School in Mediaeval and modern Irish language and literatur 14–26 July 2014

Summer School in Mediaeval and modern Irish language and literatur 14–26 July 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies website (Summer School in Mediaeval and modern Irish language and literature
14–26 July 2014
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Conor O'Callaghan's The Sun King reviewed by Maria Johnston

Here Comes the Sun King!

This review is also available to download in PDF format: Review (68kb)
'A piece of garbage I had around', John Lennon unceremoniously dubbed his 'Sun King', the second song of the ground-breaking medley or 'song montage' that closes the Beatles' final, 'end of the line' album Abbey Road (1969). Making innovative use of recording studio technology to orchestrate existing 'bits of things' and 'unfinished songs' into a sublime, symphonic whole, the medley's highly crafted 'operatic structure' also came to embody an existential 'holding it together' (in Paul McCartney's words

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Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922 - 1949 : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland

Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922 - 1949 : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922 - 1949
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Uimhir a Cúig | On Being There and Not Being There; or Cotard’s Delusion, A Case Study: Text & Video --- Kevin Barry & Louise Manifold

Uimhir a Cúig | On Being There and Not Being There; or Cotard’s Delusion, A Case Study: Text & Video --- Kevin Barry & Louise Manifold | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Today Numéro Cinq begins a new special feature tagged Uimhir a Cúig, which means Number Five in Irish, wherein you will find some of the best in contemporary Irish literature and culture exhibited. 


To launch our new special feature, Uimhir a Cúig, we have a video by the amazing and uncanny Galway artist Louise Manifold with text and voiceover from the massively celebrated Kevin Barry, winner ...

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Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in New York City - World Socialist Web Site

Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in New York City - World Socialist Web Site | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish playwright O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, first performed at the famed Abbey Theatre in Dublin in May 1924, is set in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.
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The Book of Men edited by Colum McCann: review | Toronto Star

The Book of Men edited by Colum McCann: review  | Toronto Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Book of Men is chock full of essays and fiction that focus a spotlight on what it means to be a man, but whether the topic is actually illuminated in the end is up for debate.
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Learning a Lot About Isaiah Berlin by John Banville

Learning a Lot About Isaiah Berlin by John Banville | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The stoutest defenders of the status quo will inevitably be those whom it rewards most richly.
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