Irish Literature

Book Review: “Small Things Like These” — Resisting Cruelty

February 13, 2022
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Claire Keegan’s novella expertly shows how the culture of idle talk in certain Irish communities is like a secret code — an intricate language that both obscures and reveals.

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Book Review: “After Ireland” — An Insightful Survey

July 21, 2018
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The critic settles too comfortably too often on a familiar trope — Ireland’s sense of promise squelched.

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Book Review: “The Dirty Dust” — Voices From the Underground, Sublime, Spiteful, Satiric

March 23, 2015
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The Dirty Dust is a novel of almost unbelievable invention, humor, pathos, eloquence, and fury.

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