For the past eight months I have read nothing but Irish writing and literature, in all its shapes and forms. It has been an interesting experience. 3,289 more words
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I recently attended a presentation by Dr. Heather Laird on the topic of Irish writer, John McGahern. Dr. Laird discussed McGahern’s work in the context of the post revolutionary Catholic Ireland of his youth and the subsequent more evolved Ireland of the neo-liberal period. 497 more words
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.