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Friday, November 7 2014

‘Maeve’s Times’ Collects Five Decades of Observation by an Astute Irish Writer

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

So Cow: The Long Con

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

Steafán Hanvey: Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies

Irish singer-songwriter's addictive album finally available in the States.


Wednesday, October 6 2010

‘Skippy Dies’: This Isn’t Hogwarts

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

Kopek: White Collar Lies

This is not a good record.


Monday, May 11 2009

Redemption Song by Niall Stanage

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

Domestic Violence: Poems by Eavan Boland

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

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

Man Booker Prize-winner John Banville offers his first crime novel.


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