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“he liked blackberry jam”

Edna O’Brien: He would carry his work “like a chalice” and all his life he would insist that what he did “was a kind of sacrament.” Father, Son and Holy Ghost along with Jakes McCarthy informed every graven word. On … Continue reading

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“To call this man angry …”

Edna O’Brien: To call this man angry is too temperate a word, he was volcanic.

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“Mad Ireland”

Edna O’Brien: He would never relinquish the anger that he felt then, revolt at the sight of the grey block of Trinity College “set heavily in the city’s ignorance,” or the statue of Thomas Moore, the national poet, covered in … Continue reading

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Frank Delaney’s Top 10 Irish Novels

Here it is.. Is the Elizabeth Bowen on the list the same author as the one who wrote John Adams and the American Revolution? Dad? From this list, I have read Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, both by Joyce, obviously, The Country … Continue reading

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