Monthly Archives: June 2017

Various Artists: “The Classic Book Of American Short Stories” published by Oxford and with an introduction by Douglas Grant, 1990.

The fourteen short stories in Oxford’s 1990 collection highlighted the diversity of life in the burgeoning United States. It was not a pretty picture. There was loosely chronological logic applied here: Nathaniel Hawthorne “My Kinsman: Major Molineux” 1851. Edgar Allan Poe … Continue reading

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CuChulainn

I am fascinated by what values my Irish ancestors saw as worthy of mythologising. Having examined these, I believe they offer an insight into how we can improve in the future. Moreover, we have lost touch with some of our national identity. Should we … Continue reading

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Johnson, Alan: “This boy: A Memoir Of A Childhood”.

My mother gave me a copy of Johnson’s “This Boy: A Memoir Of A Childhood” earlier this year and I hungrily devoured it in a day recently! It is a well-written history of a childhood growing up on the penurious … Continue reading

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