Seán Ó Ríordáin's diaries give an insight into the poet's isolation and illness, as well as politics, literature, and the social stigma of living with TB, writes Pet O'Connell.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2019
I live on the south coast of England, by the white cliffs. That’s roughly halfway between London and the French coast, were I a seagull.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
THERE is a jarring juxtaposition early in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2016
I refuse to pretend to be different to my true self in a misguided attempt to please others.
Sat, 17 Sep, 2016
Daughter of schoolteachers, Jane Talbot has always loved storytelling and folk tales, but she didn’t start writing until she got the idea for her debut.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
THE 2015 Dublin Dance Festival is in full swing, with events in an eclectic range of genres. The appearance of flamenco superstar, Israel Galván, at the Abbey Theatre from tonight is eagerly anticipated.
Thu, 28 May, 2015
WHAT a conundrum. What a bother. What a pickle and a palaver. Frankly, we need to talk about Kazuo.
Sat, 21 Mar, 2015
Last week, we heard a powerful, well-connected individual was apparently being subjected to “Kafkaesque” treatment by the State. The claim reeked of hyperbole, and lacked all credibility.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2015
A High Court judge has suggested that a case in which a father of six was barred from entering the street where he lived as a result of legal proceedings he knew nothing of had Kafkaesque overtones.
Mon, 15 Dec, 2014
BETWEEN 1914 and 1915, the Jewish Czech writer, Franz Kafka, wrote the mesmerising novel, The Trial.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2014
If gardaí had access to records then the scandal may have been prevented, says Cormac O’Keeffe.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
Sun, 16 Feb, 2014
The notion that we live in a true democracy is a joke, judging by the response by Government, gardaí, and parts of the media to suspected bug at GSOC offices, says Michael Clifford
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
Prague Christmas Markets including overnight in Dublin
Fri, 16 Aug, 2013
For Peter Capaldi, becoming Doctor Who is likely to be a dream-come-true.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013
Jiri Sliva credits his success to a series of chance meetings, says Tina O’Sullivan
Wed, 16 May, 2012
The Nine Lives of Otto Katz
Sat, 18 Sep, 2010
WELL, you’re probably familiar with the story but we’ll air it again anyway.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2009
A MAN accused of stealing a priceless first edition work of Shakespeare arrived at court dressed in Highland tartan yesterday.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2009
Tributes poured in for English Nobel prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter who died aged 78.
Fri, 26 Dec, 2008
The Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter has died, his second wife confirmed today.
Thu, 25 Dec, 2008
HERE’S a little sample, expressed as articles of faith, of the type of questions which Sinn Féin would only be too happy to answer, I’m sure.
Sat, 29 Jan, 2005
The city of Prague paid tribute to its most renowned literary son today, unveiling a monument to Franz Kafka.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2003
SOUTH African novelist JM Coetzee was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for literature yesterday.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2003
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