At the outset I must remark that all who are interested in the story of the Irish in ‘The Great South Land Under The Southern Cross’ will forever be indebted to the exceptional scholarship of two enormously talented historians, Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall.
It is easy to appreciate the difficulty of policing in a place where a fugitive can escape into a different country by simply crossing a bridge or driving over a division in the road.
For the modern reader of Homer, reading battle narratives can be a challenge. They are a genre Homer’s audience knew well and in which they can follow his every move. For us it is more difficult, but not when we’re in Daniel Kelly’s hands.
A Book Review by Steve Carey Colm Toibin: Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers oWilde, Yeats, and Joyce. Picador, 2018. RRP: $29.99 [price at Readings] ISBN: 9781760781149 Originating as the 2017 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory University, Tόibín’s little book is a meditation on three very different Dublin dads and their literary lads. At …
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A study of the role of food in the cultural life of Ireland, its austerity and changes over time.
His greatest strength is indubitably his capacity to create a page turning narrative out of both the mundane and exotic.