Denis Donoghue

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Denis Donoghue: the late academic was the Yeats Summer School’s first director. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Denis Donoghue Born: December 1st, 1928 Died: April 6th, 2021 Denis Donoghue, who has died aged 92, was one of the world’s foremost scholars of moder(...)

Denis Donoghue: the academic and literary critic has died aged 92

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Denis Donoghue, the scholar and literary critic, who has died at the age of 92. He published more than(...)

Emma Donoghue: exile and motherhood both help to shape her novel Room. Photograph: Lynn Goldsmith/Rex

In April 2008 Austrian police discovered that Elisabeth Fritzl had been imprisoned in a cellar by her father, along with the children she was forced t(...)

Life’s work: the first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, from 1623. Photograph:  Graeme Robertson/Getty

Colm Tóibín Author Favourite play: Hamlet gave me permission to put an antic disposition on whenever the notion took me, to go all melancholy any(...)

Emergence of new documents have  cast doubt over whether the  remains of Poet WB Yeats are buried in Co Sligo. Photograph: Getty

Students arriving for the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo this weekend will continue to visit the poet’s grave in Drumcliffe, according to (...)

Harry Clifton, Paula Meehan and Michael Longley: to spend even a short time with these three very different poets is to experience a tiny fraction of their love of words and their finely-tuned sense of mischief. Photograph: Dylan Madden

The Ireland Chair of Poetry is a solemn, formal, academic institution. The poets who hold it, however, tend to be anything but. Gather the three mo(...)

A boy plays football in  the Govan area of Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For perhaps a few hours early into tomorrow morning, Shettleston, Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Easterhouse – some of Glasgow’s poorest districts – wi(...)

Photograph: Louis Monier/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

Between May 1931 and July 1932 Samuel Beckett wrote a novel called Dream of Fair to Middling Women. When it was rejected by several publishers he put (...)

James Barry: ‘Self-portrait as Timanthes’. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

The Cork-born painter James Barry bestrides the Irish visual imagination like a colossus. But, despite his magnitude, he managed to remain invisible f(...)

Bounded by books: Ivan Klíma. Photograph: Tomas Krist/Isifa/Getty
The limits of dissent
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  • May 3, 2014, 01:00

On his second visit to Prague, in the spring of 1973, Philip Roth met several dissident writers, including Milan Kundera, Ivan Klíma, Ludvík Va(...)

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