Recently published books of Irish and Irish American interest. To purchase these books visit Kenny’s Bookshop here. Recommended The Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball’s Longest Game Dan Barry, renowned New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, saw something in the longest game in the history of professional baseball: that itRead more..
Posts Tagged ‘Roddy Doyle’
“I said that Ulysses could have done with a good edit. I didn’t say it could do with a good edit.” Roddy Doyle is clarifying the comments that saw him crowned, for a time at least, Joyce-basher-in-chief. “And I do think that’s true for parts of it. I think it could have been a muchRead more..
RECOMMENDED For decades, one simple question has split the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic into two warring factions: Do you love or loathe The Quiet Man, that 1952 stage Irish classic starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and directed by John Ford? Ford himself was often more Irish than the Irish themselves, makingRead more..
The first original screenplay by Irish novelist Roddy Doyle is automatically a cinematic and literary event. When Brendan Met Trudy offers many quirky delights, but it is an uneven and ultimately disappointing film. Doyle’s oddball yarn about a movie-obsessed Dublin schoolteacher (Peter McDonald) who falls in love with a thief (Flora Montgomery) is dragged downRead more..