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Perspective | Trump can’t ban ‘Fire & Fury.’ Thank James Joyce’s 100-year-old ‘Ulysses’ for that.

Perspective | Trump can’t ban ‘Fire & Fury.’ Thank James Joyce’s 100-year-old ‘Ulysses’ for that. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Obscenity cases fought over Joyce’s novel helped establish our First Amendment rights.
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Remembering James Joyce, 77 years to the day after his death

Remembering James Joyce, 77 years to the day after his death | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After the ‘Ulysses’ author died, in 1941, Ireland declined to honour him as it had WB Yeats
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The Saturday Poem: The Walk from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge

The Saturday Poem: The Walk from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new poem by Patricia McCarthy
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Shane MacGowan: The tail-end of a great Irish tradition?

Shane MacGowan: The tail-end of a great Irish tradition? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The pugnacious punk may well be the last inheritor of the wayward spailpín singers
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 "I Am Your Refrigerator at 3AM When You Are Hungry", read by Michael Naghten Shanks 

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Judging Fintan Judging Shaw

Judging Fintan Judging Shaw | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Most Shavians steer clear of discussing Shaw’s final decades. It is then that he starts cuddling up to dictators, of whom there was no shortage at the time. Beatrice Webb blamed his admiration for Mussolini on 'his intellectual isolation and weakness for flattery'.
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(1) Marina Carr in Conversation: 50 Years of Anglo-Irish Literature in UCD - YouTube

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‘Magnificat’ (1917) by Geraldine Plunkett Dillon

‘Magnificat’ (1917) by Geraldine Plunkett Dillon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
MAGNIFICAT by Geraldine Plunkett Dillon (1891 – 1986)   1  (Untitled)   While you are in Kilkenny town, I see your grace in every tree; Your hair is as the branches brown, The birches have your bravery.   Your strength in mountain oaks I find, Eagles in this have built their nest; With supple sally twigs you bind My…
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IrishCentral Creativity & Arts Awards 2018

IrishCentral Creativity & Arts Awards 2018 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The IrishCentral Creativity & Arts Awards will honor the extraordinary achievements and innovations of Irish leaders and emerging figures in arts and design.
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Love/Hate and Young Offenders stars set to appear in Martin McDonagh play on the West End | JOE.ie

Love/Hate and Young Offenders stars set to appear in Martin McDonagh play on the West End | JOE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Love/Hate and Young Offenders stars set to appear in Martin McDonagh play on the West End
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Meryl Streep opens up about her 'magical' time filming movie in Irish county

Meryl Streep opens up about her 'magical' time filming movie in Irish county | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Oscar winner - who stars in new movie The Post - also told how she can trace her own roots to the county 
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The Guardian From the archives, 14 January 1941: The death of James Joyce

The Guardian From the archives, 14 January 1941: The death of James Joyce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From the archives, 14 January 1941: With the death of James Joyce there passes the strangest and most original figure which Ireland gave to Europe in this generation
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The Guardian - Waking the Feminists: the campaign that revolutionised Irish theatre

The Guardian - Waking the Feminists: the campaign that revolutionised Irish theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
At Dublin’s Abbey and Gate theatres and beyond, a grassroots movement has put the spotlight on a new wave of female playwrights, directors and other creatives
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Poetry: Competing in the ghastly ‘attention economy’?

Poetry: Competing in the ghastly ‘attention economy’? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New collections from Mark Roper, Iggy McGovern and Conor O’Callaghan
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Poetry, Exile, Homecoming

Poetry, Exile, Homecoming | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After much wandering, there is a sense of homecoming in Michael O’Loughlin’s later poems, but more the poet coming home to himself than any facile notion of nationhood. This is a collection which places O’Loughlin deservedly within the canon of Irish poetry.
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(1) Ireland Chair of Poetry Paula Meehan in conversation with UCD Adjunct Professor Jody Allen Randolph - YouTube

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Decadent Theatre bring their production of Frank McGuinness's play to Siamsa | Siamsa Tíre

Decadent Theatre bring their production of Frank McGuinness's play to Siamsa | Siamsa Tíre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new production of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness directed by Andrew Flynn
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Brian Kirk chats to me about “After The Fall” (Salmon Poetry, 2017)

Brian Kirk chats to me about “After The Fall” (Salmon Poetry, 2017) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As the first to feature in my "Writers Chat" Series, I’m delighted to welcome Brian Kirk to my blog. We chat about his debut poetry collection After The Fall (Salmon, November 2017). Be in with a chance to win a signed copy of After The Fall! Simply comment on this blog post and your name will be…
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Executive Appointments Announcements - Gate Theatre Dublin

Executive Appointments Announcements - Gate Theatre Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Executive Director, The Gate Theatre The Gate Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Bea Kelleher as Executive Director of the Gate Theatre, effective March 5th 2018. Bea brings a wealth of commercial, strategic marketing, business development and arts management experience to the Gate, having held senior leadership roles in international and publicly quoted marketing …
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