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Colm Toibin


Monday, December 22 2014

One of Ireland's Greatest Living Writers Hits Another Home Run With 'Nora Webster'

Colm Toibin's latest literary outing is like a complex Persian rug: the reader must work to notice and appreciate the patterns.

Monday, July 16 2012

Keeping the Faith: Colm Toibin's 'New Ways to Kill Your Mother'

Samuel Beckett thought his sentences were "turds". Thomas Mann lusted after his own adolescent son. All this, and more in Colm Toibin's scintillating book of essays...

Sunday, February 13 2011

Sex and Other Mysteries in 'The Empty Family'

In The Empty Family, Irish writer Colm Toibin describes men and women who will sacrifice just about anything for sexual passion and love.

Tuesday, August 18 2009

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

A genuine love story, with a sex scene that is a swirl of lust, tenderness, pain, panic, quiet humor and complicated happiness.

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