Tuesday, February 24 2015
This novel's recurring themes of discontent and rivalry dominate whatever moments of tenderness and solidarity remain after Irish village life has given way to common death.
Friday, November 7 2014
Maeve Binchy's good-natured voice challenges Irish prejudice or piety on behalf of those who have been shut out or held down.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
On So Cow's first full-band record, the trio sounds natural and the songs instinctual, even as they tighten into tense, nervous coils, twisting the edges and tilting the balance of typical garage rock structures.
Sunday, November 27 2011
Irish singer-songwriter's addictive album finally available in the States.
Wednesday, October 6 2010
Paul Murray's novel about tragedy, heartbreak, and quantum physics at an Irish private school is as snortingly funny as it is painfully poignant.
Thursday, September 9 2010
This is not a good record.
Monday, May 11 2009
President Obama, whose great-great-great-grandfather was Falmouth Kearney, had the luck of the Irish -- and a lot of it.
Thursday, May 10 2007
Much of Boland's fifth volume of poems, is explicitly about Ireland -- its quiet domestic scenes tinged with malice, its relatively recent experience of modernity, its daffodil-filled springs, its ghosts.
Thursday, March 22 2007
Man Booker Prize-winner John Banville offers his first crime novel.