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"Something I've been meaning to tell you" by Alice Munro

My choice of the next writer having won a Nobel Prize for Literature was guided by a desire for a feminine touch with a modern writing allure. 352 more words


1865 – Birth of William Butler Yeats in Sandymount, Co Dublin.

William Butler Yeats was the son of painter John Butler Yeats. He spent much of his childhood in Co Sligo which was a huge source of inspiration for him, not least the beautiful ‘Lake Isle of Inisfree’. 173 more words

Irish History

Day 709: Family Furnishings

Best Book of the Week!
I felt it was about time I read something by Alice Munro, having only ever encountered a story or two in a magazine. 472 more words


Review, "Skylight" by José Saramago

Portuguese author José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but the first novel he submitted for publication, Skylight, languished in the rejection heap. Saramago, dejected at not hearing back from the publisher, didn’t write for years. 68 more words

Günter Grass and the losers of history

(Published in the Business Standard, April 14, 2015)

When I heard that Gunter Grass had died at 87, in the town of Lubek, I thought of what he had been at 17 and 18. 983 more words

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