In those times, in that place – it is never referred to as Stratford – the names Hamnet and Hamlet are interchangeable, each written or spoken to indicate the same person.
A review of two books, a disturbing one about Keneally’s literary career, and his unsentimental and searching novel on clerical abuse in the catholic church. And an invitation to read and review the Keneally novels you’ve not got around to…..
The Pope named her with Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Thomas Merton as four great Americans.
This author’s style is varied and warm but grounded in truth-finding and truth-telling…. This is also a handsome book. Great thought has gone into its design and format.
Short items from past four weeks.
Ulysses’ ‘interiorization’ is one reason why the book is considered to be unfilmable. Ulysses in Plaguetime deals with this problem by having Dedalus and Bloom speak directly to the viewer in Proteus and Lotus Eaters, as if in video diaries.
In the Arms Crisis of 1970, questions abounded, of perjury and all other kinds of skullduggery.
This is the kind of book that makes you wonder why there is so much written about other leaders of newly independent Ireland and so little about Arthur Griffith.
Two contemporary fictions reviewed, one about the ever popular Bram Stoker, and the other about the challenges facing millennials.
If you ever wondered why Anne Enright was chosen as first Laureate for Irish Fiction, this book will explain.