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Banville bigger in Spain than in Ireland - RTE.ie

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Banville bigger in Spain than in Ireland RTE.ie He is the first Irish author to receive this major European prize, conferred on those “whose literary work represents an outstanding contribution to universal literature.” The prize includes a Joan...

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And in France, too ...the French government has just awarded him  the honour of Chavalier d' Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

 
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Thomas Kinsella Personal Places- Arts Lives, RTE - YouTube

Thomas and Eleanor Crippled by Passion Produced and Directed by Anne Marie O'Callaghan Edited by Maebh Keary

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Books Ireland:Vonnegutesque and other book launch myths

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Mariel Deegan, marketing manager at New Island Books considers, from a publisher’s perspective, the challenge of a book launch.

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Robert Pinsky on “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett - A Classic Love Poem Wracked by Its Own Contradictions

Robert Pinsky on “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett - A Classic Love Poem Wracked by Its Own Contradictions | Poetry | Scoop.it
Here is a love poem, clear-eyed yet passionate, personal and impersonal in ways I admire: “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett. The poem’s intensity and misgivings are epitomized by the invented word at the end of its first stanza. “Wordshed,” on the model of “bloodshed,” generates associations of violent conflict; from another...

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2FM DJ Rick O'Shea to present new Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1 - Independent.ie

2FM DJ Rick O'Shea to present new Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1 - Independent.ie | Poetry | Scoop.it
Longtime 2FM DJ Rick O'Shea has revealed he will be presenting The Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1 from January 24.

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John Banville on John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure – ‘Richly, unflaggingly, gruesomely funny’

John Banville on John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure – ‘Richly, unflaggingly, gruesomely funny’ | Poetry | Scoop.it
Lanchester’s hilarious debut The Debt to Pleasure, which features a foodie-turned-murderer pursuing a couple to Provence, is written in high style, with a host of clever ‘gastro-philosophical lucubrations’ The Debt to Pleasure is, among many other...

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Waiting for love - how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him

Waiting for love - how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him | Poetry | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett was obsessed with birth. "I have a clear memory of my own foetal existence," he said in an interview given in 1970. "It was an existence where no voice, no

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Rosmaire's curator insight, December 24, 2014 2:57 AM

How interesting.

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Billy Brennan’s Barn, made famous by Patrick Kavanagh, could be exported to Canada for themed bar

Billy Brennan’s Barn, made famous by Patrick Kavanagh, could be exported to Canada for themed bar | Poetry | Scoop.it
An Irishman’s Diary about Billy Brennan’s Barn and other literary properties

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Michael Shepherd's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:33 PM

Another example of Irish humour

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▶ Gil Scott Heron "Winter In America" (1974) HIGH QUALITY - YouTube cc @CIA @BarackObama #Torture

▶ Gil Scott Heron "Winter In America" (1974) HIGH QUALITY - YouTube

Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949 -- May 27, 2011) was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a ...


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

In Time For Us to Catch It - Louis MacNeice. Collected Poems. | Poetry | Scoop.it
Louis MacNeice. Collected Poems.

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LE FANU: AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW HOLNES

Brian J. Showers: Do you recall the first Le Fanu story you read?

Matthew Holness: Perhaps typically, it was his much-anthologised masterpiece "Carmilla". I read it in a cheap hardback anthology which I still own to this day. The atmosphere it generated made a huge impression on me.

BJS: What were the circumstances under which you encountered it?


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Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett

Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett | Poetry | Scoop.it
The Samuel Beckett we’re taught in America is solitary, dryly humorous, and existentially distressed: basically, he’s an absurdist playwright from a Charlie Kaufman movie. Beyond this, we may know ...

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The Selected Poems of Seamus Heaney - YouTube

Shortly before his death in 2013, Seamus Heaney discussed with Faber & Faber, the prospect of a companion volume to his landmark New Selected Poems 1966-1987...

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Them's Your Mammy's Pills by Leland Bardwell

Leland Bardwell reads her poem 'Them's Your Mammy's Pills', included in If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus Press, 2014).

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David Harsent: ‘If I can’t hear the music, I don’t think it is a poem’

David Harsent: ‘If I can’t hear the music, I don’t think it is a poem’ | Poetry | Scoop.it
The recently announced winner of the TS Eliot prize talks to Kate Kellaway about dreams, his awful education and his years as a writer of detective fiction

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Robert Pinsky on “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett - A Classic Love Poem Wracked by Its Own Contradictions

Robert Pinsky on “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett - A Classic Love Poem Wracked by Its Own Contradictions | Poetry | Scoop.it
Here is a love poem, clear-eyed yet passionate, personal and impersonal in ways I admire: “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett. The poem’s intensity and misgivings are epitomized by the invented word at the end of its first stanza. “Wordshed,” on the model of “bloodshed,” generates associations of violent conflict; from another...

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Books Ireland:Vonnegutesque and other book launch myths

Books Ireland:Vonnegutesque and other book launch myths | Poetry | Scoop.it
Mariel Deegan, marketing manager at New Island Books considers, from a publisher’s perspective, the challenge of a book launch.

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Samuel Beckett's All That Fall is a masterpiece

Samuel Beckett's All That Fall is a masterpiece | Poetry | Scoop.it
All That Fall might contain the funniest existential despair you’ll ever experience.

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Sarah-janeKathleen Redwood's curator insight, December 30, 2014 10:20 PM

"...she encounters increasingly threatening modes of transportation: a cart, a bicycle, a car, and, finally, a train. The train is late and, when it arrives, it bears a grim revelation.

 

Beckett was big on stripping language to its essentials and the result, in Godot and other scripts, is a kind of pared-down, universal speech. In All That Fall, however, the characters are eccentrically Irish, and their florid rhythms give comic exaggeration to their despair."

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Essay | Raising the Devil: The unspeakable fictions of Liam O'Flaherty – by Dave Lordan | Stinging Fly

Essay | Raising the Devil: The unspeakable fictions of Liam O'Flaherty – by Dave Lordan | Stinging Fly | Poetry | Scoop.it
 
Thank you so much for your letter and cheque. I would be dead were it not for you and of course Fr John O Reilly would say you were aiding and abetting the devil. Well, I hope to raise the devil with the world yet anyway.

—A letter from Liam O‘Flaherty to Edward Garnett, June 1923
 

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The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett - New York Times

The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett - New York Times | Poetry | Scoop.it
“These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.

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Bar Talk: written and narrated by Nessa O'Mahony

Bar Talk is Nessa O'Mahony's first poetry collection, originally published in 1999. The collection of poems tells stories of life, death, love and everything in between as Nessa sits in a bar and watches the lives of others unfold. Bar Talk is now available as an e-book via the link below and Bar Talk: The Audiobook, will be available shortly on Audible. For now, here's Nessa reading a poem from the book called 'Triple Exposure'
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December 2014 Poem of the Month - The Gallery Press - Aux temps sombres: The Dark Times by Ciaran Carson

December 2014 Poem of the Month - The Gallery Press - Aux temps sombres: The Dark Times by Ciaran Carson | Poetry | Scoop.it
December's Poem of the Month is taken from 'From Elsewhere' by Ciaran Carson. ‘This book consists of translations from the French poet Jean Follain [1903-1971], faced by ‘original’ poems inspired by those translations: spins and takes on them in other words. Translations of translations as it were.’— from the author’s introduction

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The 100 best novels: No 61 Murphy by Samuel Beckett (1938)

The 100 best novels: No 61  Murphy by Samuel Beckett (1938) | Poetry | Scoop.it
Samuel Becketts first published novel is an absurdist masterpiece, a showcase for his uniquely comic voiceThe sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.

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▶ Searching The Desert For The #Blues (BLIND WILLIE McTELL, February #1932) #Ragtime #Guitar Legend - YouTube

" Searching The Desert For The Blues " (February 1932) BLIND WILLIE McTELL EARLY COUNTRY BLUES Alger "Texas" Alexander Pink Anderson Barbecue Bob Hicks Scrap...

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Fuse Poetry Review: “The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett” — Castings » The Arts Fuse

Fuse Poetry Review: “The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett” — Castings » The Arts Fuse | Poetry | Scoop.it

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