Joseph O’Connor

Literature Reviews

Joseph O’Connor, Hugo Hamilton, Roddy Doyle, Frank McCourt, et al: Yeats Is Dead!

“Yeats is dead?” O yes. Well, of course he is; in fact, has been for some 60 years now. But that’s not the point. The point is, or at least seems to be, that “Yeats Is Dead!” is the unpublished last work of the doyen of Irish literature himself, James Joyce. Or is it? Or […]

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Literature Reviews

Dermot Bolger, Hugo Hamilton, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, et al.: Finbar’s Hotel

Longing for love and lost memories in an old Dublin hotel. It’s not exactly Dublin’s first address, the old Finbar’s Hotel on Victoria Quay, overlooking the River Liffey and opposite the palazzo structure of Heuston (erstwhile Kingsbridge) Railway Station – but it’s a place with both character and history: It has survived a fire, among […]

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