Telling Truths : Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing is the first book to provide a critical assessment of her work. Evelyn Conlon is one of Ireland's most important writers. She has published four collections of short stories
Argues that the seeds of Ireland's transformation into a globalized, modern state were sown were sown between the mid 1950s and 1960s and at the heart of this revival were three men; T K Whitaker, the youthful Secretary of the Department of Finance, Sean O'Riada, musician and composer and Thomas Kinsella, poet, translator and academic.
The book also provides a comprehensive account of what happened in this period and will be a factual resource for anyone anxious to discover information on the areas most commonly connected to it. All entries are written by experts in the area. The contributors include broadcasters, economists, cultural theorists, sociologists, literary critics, journalists, politicians and writers, each of whom brings particular insights to some aspect of the Celtic Tiger.
This unique collection of essays recounts the factual story of Maria Clementina's rescue from her detention in Innsbruck in May 2017. It also provides for the first time an authoritative analysis of its political and cultural significance and the full historical context in which the event took place.
Analyses the influence of the Guinness brand's provenance on advertising campaigns aimed at consumers living in Ireland between 1959 and 1999, and the extent to which Guinness's advertising has influenced Irish culture and society.
Beethoven's seventy-two settings of traditional Irish airs constitute his most prolific output in any genre. The arrangements were commissioned in the early nineteenth century by the Scottish editor and publisher, George Thomson, who sent airs, but no texts, to Beethoven. Poetry, mostly by less well-known poets, was attached to the finished settings before publication by Thomson, and perhaps therein lies the reason why the songs never achieved the popularity which they deserve: many of the poems have been judged to be of inferior quality.