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Books everywhere...

“BOOKS EVERYWHERE. ON THE SHELVES AND ON THE SMALL SPACE ABOVE THE ROWS OF BOOKS AND ALL ALONG THE FLOOR AND UNDER CHAIRS, BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ, BOOKS THAT I HAVE NOT READ.”

Edna O’Brien
Country Girl

Life

Talking about Talking about Kate O'Brien

I’m back in Santander just over two weeks now. I was in Ireland presenting a paper at the Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien. 2,608 more words

Santander

February Shorts Revisited

It’s not February anymore. Thank goodness. What a truly nasty little month February 2015 turned out to be. I’m extremely glad to find myself contemplating March and the possibility that one of these days it might actually stop raining and think about becoming Spring in Belfast. 543 more words

Other Writers

Swimming the distance of memory

Geographies of paintings done and redone. Having walked the long-mediated underground from the Metro station into the glammy Zorlu centre, arriving in Mamon, announced as it is, 250 m  then 150m, then 100 only; a grey airless tunnel and I try to remain jolly, focussing on my fellow commuters who with winter’s wet arrival have begun the retreat into their black coats. 562 more words

Cities

3 writers who i'll be fucked up over when they die

…Edna O’Brien (taking Ireland with her)

…Alice Munro (taking lonely girlhood and rural Canada with her)

Mother of god, I get chilly just thinking about her. 95 more words

Announcing Reading Ireland Month!

The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. George Bernard Shaw

March is coming, and that means St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s much, much more…

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Ireland Month