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William Butler Yeats @150

William Butler Yeats: Irish prose writer, dramatist and poet; Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. 1865-1939; compiled the Oxford Book of Modern Verse.

My favourite Irish author would have been 150 years today. 1,286 more words


Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

The first thing that struck me about Lives of Girls and Women was that, despite being described as a novel, it is more a collection of short stories, each written from the perspective of one central character, Del Jordan. 743 more words


Artistically Sincere

Do you get Brain Pickings? I had to pause after typing that question, since it conjures up differing images, some grosser than others. By Brain Pickings, 806 more words


Food for Thought-Saramago's Blindness

The unwilling willingness,
Of willful blindness,
Surrounds me,
Wait here,
Will I be,
Again someone,
Who really sees?

-Richard Bryant

Food For Thought

Mairead Maguire

And now for a modern day Irish woman.  Mairead Maguire was born in Belfast, 71 years ago today. Her entry into the world of political protest did not come without a price. 570 more words


Chronicle of a Death Foretold, GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ

This was the perfect book to read at lunch, other than all the description of entrails and viscera. I’m still emotionally recovering from NXT Takeover: R(evolution) last night, and if you’ll let me rant for one moment about professional wrestling, I will say only that it was perfect. 180 more words