Tagged with Irish Literature

Fursey’s Outrageous Escapades

Fursey’s Outrageous Escapades

As you read these two little masterpieces, you have to keep reminding yourself that they were originally published 70 years ago. Swan River Press has done a service to the reading public by re-releasing them now to be enjoyed by a new generation Continue reading

Beckett Triptych at the Adelaide Festival

Beckett Triptych at the Adelaide Festival

Nature of event: Beckett Triptych featuring three of Australia’s greatest actors, Paul Blackwell, Peter Carroll and Pamela Rabe in three perfect theatrical gems: Footfalls, Eh Joe and Krapp’s Last Tape. Where: Adelaide Festival Centre, State  Theatre Company, Scenic Workshop and Rehearsal Room, King William Road, Adelaide.   When: Fri 20 Feb 2015, 7:00pm to Wed 25 Feb 2015 @ 7:00pm Cost: Preview: … Continue reading

On first teaching Heaney

On first teaching Heaney

Another in Tinteán’s ongoing series of tributes to Seamus Heaney, arguing that Heaney’s rapid canonisation was due to his attractive subjects and themes, and to his poems’ suitability for contemporary criticism. Continue reading

Brutal Encounters

Brutal Encounters

The protagonist’s relationship with her mother is grotesquely deformed by her mother’s evangelical Catholicism, as was her mother’s, by her father. Continue reading