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Best of the Irish

Mar 16, 2009 11:46 AM | 0 comments

Ireland has a long-standing literary tradition that has spread well beyond its isle’s shores, as far-flung as our own Brooklyn. There are the famous writers: James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Bram Stoker; the old: Jonathan Swift; the new: Patrick McCabe, Edna O’Brien, Elizabeth Bowen; and the local: Frank McCourt and Colum McCann. Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes, was born in Brooklyn, and Colum McCann, author of Zoli, was a recent participant in BPL’s series, Cosmopolis: Immigrant Writers in New York City.


Along with hoisting a pint this St. Patrick’s Day, why not delve into the wonderful world of Irish writing? See what you can find in our online catalog.

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