On swanky hotels, Gráinne O’Malley’s tailor-made pirate outfits, and her own unusual hidden talent. Mary Beth Keane’s novel, Ask Again, Yes, is a lyrical, moving tale spanning 40 years about family, love, alcoholism, and mental illness. Told with tenderness and empathy for the human condition, it is juxtaposed with just the right amount of humor to carry the story along. … [Read more...] about What Are You Like? Writer Mary Beth Keane
Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library has received a $34,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support the second phase of the Access to Major Irish Literary Archives Project. Working in conjunction with the University of Delaware; the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at University of Texas, Austin; Washington University in St. … [Read more...] about Emory To Extend Irish Collection
A Sampling of the Latest Irish Books. ℘℘℘ RECOMMENDED The Encyclopedia of Ireland is being dubbed the most comprehensive book to date on Irish life, culture, and history, and leafing through its pages, it's hard to disagree. Arranged in alphabetical order, the Encyclopedia contains more than 5,000 essays written by nearly 1,000 contributors. A random sampling (under G) … [Read more...] about Book Reviews
June 16, 2004 is the 100th Anniversary of Leopold Bloom's Fateful Walk.
As we go to press and the world is celebrating Bloomsday, plans are already afoot for next year's "Bloomsday Centenary." Ireland's Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism John O'Donoghue has set up the Bloomsday Centenary Coordinating Committee, to plan the event which will hopefully lure James Joyce fans … [Read more...] about Making Ready for
For Barney Rosset it was a special sort of homecoming. The inveterate publisher behind Grove Press had been invited as a guest speaker at Trinity College Dublin to mark the 50th anniversary of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. As Beckett's American publisher and close friend, it was fitting that Barney Rosset should be invited. Indeed this first trip to Ireland would become a … [Read more...] about Barney Rosset’s
Trip of A Lifetime