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A Feast of Clarification

A Feast of Clarification

In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.   Continue reading

Emotional Intelligence and Family Crisis

Book Review by Frances Devlin-Glass David Park: Travelling in a Strange Land, Bloomsbury, London, 2018 ISBN: 9781408892787 RRP: £11.69   This is an extraordinary novella from a Northern Irish writer I was not aware of, but it makes me very curious to read more of his fiction.  It’s a tale of a snow-locked father and son (with … Continue reading

An Irish Family in WWII

An Irish Family in WWII

The book’s success, however, depends significantly on the accuracy of her portrayal of the grim reality of what the individuals experience in their varying engagements in the war Continue reading

A Legacy of Myths

A Legacy of Myths

Book Review by James McCaughey Colm Toibin House of Names, Picador. May 2017 RRP: $29.99 h/b 261 pp ISBN: 978 1760 551421 The ancient Greeks have left us a legacy of myths. Some of them are still current – the stories of Oedipus or Antigone, for instance. Others, though less known, the story of Pygmalion say, have … Continue reading