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Editor’s Choice: Knocknagow - Case history of an Irish Best-seller by Seán Ó Faolain

Editor’s Choice: Knocknagow - Case history of an Irish Best-seller by Seán Ó Faolain | Literature | Scoop.it
From the archive: in a story first published in 1941 Seán Ó Faolain takes a close look at why Knocknagow (1879), the novel by Charles Kickham, became such a hit with Irish readers

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Sean O'Faolain had a firm foot in the Irish past, as well as commitment to modernising Ireland. This dicotomy often created contradictions in his discourse, but it adds to making him an interesting writer. His ouvre spans almost the entire 20th century, and reflects the political and social aspects of that era. 

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Yeats 150 begins with poetry reading for year-long celebration

Yeats 150 begins with poetry reading for year-long celebration | Literature | Scoop.it
Some 85,000 overseas visitors expected to honour life and work of the poet

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The greatest Irish poet will be celebrated.

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▶ President Michael D Higgins reads Yeats - YouTube

President Michael D Higgins has expressed his great honour at becoming patron and has recorded his own reading of the poem "Prayer for my Daughter".

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In Time For Us to Catch It - Louis MacNeice. Collected Poems.

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Louis MacNeice. Collected Poems.

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Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium

Francis Ledwidge Memorial, Ypres Salient, Belgium | Literature | Scoop.it
As Francis and his comrades were working on the road repairs a German artillery shell exploded near them.
Ledwidge was killed as were several other men. The records listing Soldiers Died in the Great War list 5 soldiers
of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Inniskilling Fusiliers being killed on that day: Lance Corporal Ledwidge aged
29 (no. 1638), Lance Serjeant John Harte (no. 4049), Private Henry P Evans (no. 41376), Private Frank Mattingley
aged 29 (no. 41108) and Private Robert Sharman (no. 41312).

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Seamus Heaney has remembered Ledwidge in his poem 'In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge' (1980)..

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A final song for Samhain - John Montague

A final song for Samhain - John Montague | Literature | Scoop.it
Halloween is finally here! While children dress in costume and parents don their houses with spooky decorations, we are paying tribute to John Montague and his eerie poem about the Celtic festival ...

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Kevin Kiely puts boot into Seamus Heaney |

Kevin Kiely puts boot into Seamus Heaney | | Literature | Scoop.it
Heaney:going through the poetic motions Ireland’s timeless bard of farmyard, bogs and prehistory by Kevin Kiely After his death last year the

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An alternative view of a national (which nation though?) treasure.

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Divil's advocate ... but it's time that a debate started on Heaney's reputation ...

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Welcome to Open Library

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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, July 23, 2014 12:31 PM

un millón de eBooks !

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, July 24, 2014 7:05 AM

Plenty of reading material here in the form of diverse genres and subjects. Books can be read online, downloaded in several formats and even borrowed for a couple of weeks. 

Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, July 24, 2014 11:23 AM

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!

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Digital Dubliners - A totally new reading experience

Digital Dubliners - A totally new reading experience | Literature | Scoop.it
A Multimedia Edition

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 14, 2014 11:21 AM

Having been on the digital storytelling tour through Ireland, I think this would be a great transliterate experience for students who are going on a storytelling tour with you.

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Reflections: with Brendan Kennelly - YouTube

Made for Masters in Multimedia Digital Video Production (CM558) at Dublin City University. Group: 5 Evan McCaffrey Julie Lynch Margot Cullen Dan Kelleher Pat...

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Seamus Whitty's curator insight, June 17, 2014 12:43 PM

Yep, we all do...

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BBC Radio 4 - Walking with the Dead

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Writer Colm Toibin explores the Dublin locations haunted by James Joyce's Dubliners.

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Who Are James Joyce's Modern Heirs? - New York Times

Who Are James Joyce's Modern Heirs? - New York Times | Literature | Scoop.it
Who Are James Joyce's Modern Heirs? New York Times Few declarations of aesthetic autonomy have resonated more in the last century than Stephen Dedalus's in “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”: “You talk to me of nationality, language,...

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Joyce's Dublin » An exploration of ‘The Dead - Podcasst and Multimedia Project

James Joyce is regarded as one of the greatest Irish or Modernist writers, but also more simply as one of the greatest writers in English literature. Born in Dublin in 1882 and educated at University College Dublin (UCD), Joyce left Ireland in 1904, returning only for a few short visits, but his work endlessly explores the country, particularly his native Dublin. ‘The Dead’, the final story in Joyce’s 1914 collection Dubliners, is considered one of the finest short stories in the English language but in thinking of it as a magnificent work of art we should not forget that it is a text shaped by a very particular context. Joyce’s great friend, Con Curran, remarked of Joyce that ‘His memory was a map of the town’, and the city of Dublin is vividly present in ‘The Dead’.


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Good to see a contribution to tech edu on literature, as it is by far not as common as e-learning for English language learning. 

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Lit stuff on the net | Rozz.ie-Five Bloggers that give a Great Introduction to the World of Literaturee in Ireland

Lit stuff on the net | Rozz.ie-Five Bloggers that  give a Great Introduction to the World of Literaturee in Ireland | Literature | Scoop.it

SOCIAL MEDIA AND LITERATURE:LIT STUFF ON THE NET

Even though I love reading and real books, I also love my kindle, ipad and samsung note! I’ve been blogging for a few years now and have built up some connections with other lit bloggers, readers and writers. If you want to know who you must follow on twitter, befriend on facebook or subscribe to their blog, then you might want to read my list!


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Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry

Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry | Literature | Scoop.it
Richard Rankin Russell’s book explores the poet’s fidelity to his birthplace in Co Derry
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Recordings of the poet:Seamus Heaney’s genius shines through in new selections: New Selected Poems 1966-1987, 1988-2013

Recordings of the poet:Seamus Heaney’s genius shines through in new selections: New Selected Poems 1966-1987, 1988-2013 | Literature | Scoop.it
Review: Recordings of the poet reading his own work enhance appreciation of its power

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Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan

Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan | Literature | Scoop.it
Memory Ireland. Vol. 4. James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan

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The loss of axe-grinding journals lamented in new volume of essays

The loss of axe-grinding journals lamented in new volume of essays | Literature | Scoop.it
Tribute paid by editors to contribution of independent 20th-century periodicals

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Colm Tóibín: the literature of grief

Colm Tóibín: the literature of grief | Literature | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín explains how his new novel, Nora Webster, draws on his memories of his father's death, joining a rich tradition of writing about loss, from Sophocles to Joan Didion

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James Joyce's Ulysses is being adapted into a video game

James Joyce's Ulysses is being adapted into a video game | Literature | Scoop.it
Often considered one of the finest books of the 20th century, James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses is akin to the Demon's Souls of English literature wherein on…

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Virtual Ulysses: inhabit the characters of James Joyce’s masterpiece

Virtual Ulysses: inhabit the characters of James Joyce’s masterpiece | Literature | Scoop.it
Dublin film maker Eoghan Kidney gives Ulysses a 21st-century makeover

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Edna Longley wins Rhodes Prize for Literature and Language for "Yeats and Modern Poetry"

Edna Longley wins Rhodes Prize for Literature and Language for "Yeats and Modern Poetry" | Literature | Scoop.it
The American Conference for Irish Studies is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 book and dissertation prize competitions. ACIS annually recognizes five books and one graduate dissertation ...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Teaching literary terms with comics

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"One of my favorite ways to get students interested in the creative writing process is to have them create comic strips ..."

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The end of Yeats: work and women in his last days in France

The end of Yeats: work and women in his last days in France | Literature | Scoop.it
Yeats had a late creative surge – including ‘one of the greatest ever death-bed utterances’ – before he died surrounded by his muses in France 75 years ago

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BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Remembering Seamus Heaney

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Remembering Seamus Heaney | Literature | Scoop.it
A compilation of our special weekend of programming remembering the life and work of Seamus Heaney. We visit many of the...

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Maria Edgeworth, (1768–1849), novelist and educationist, born on 1 January 1768

Maria Edgeworth, (1768–1849), novelist and educationist, born on 1 January 1768 | Literature | Scoop.it

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