During the writing of Nora, O’Connor says she developed a deeper empathy for James Joyce, perhaps because she now understands his writerly life. It is through her protagonist’s perverse love for Joyce that a reader sees the man’s redeeming features.
Three new Irish novels.
It is a remarkable fact that three writers associated with The Nation newspaper emigrated to Melbourne in the mid-1850s: Edward Hayes, Charles Gavan Duffy and Gerald Henry Supple. Professionally diverse, they shared a deep love of poetry and song.
A summary of Irish role in history and literature of Australia, written prior to more recent research and publications in the area.
Travellers have been acknowledged as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish population.
For many in Ireland, ‘Around the Boree Log’ was our introduction to Australia.
Clive Probyn reads the Holyhead journal of 1727 as a turning point in his life.
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…..
Surely a woman could not have done this on her own. Surely a woman could not have seen what this festering tyrant was doing. Surely a woman could not have known that tyranny incubates and ﬂies across borders.
Poetry and Paul Kelly’s preferences provide insight into the singer/songwriter’s mind.