Henry Irving

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Almost any woman you would meet by chance, she asserts, would make a better husband than almost any man ever born, according to English actor Ellen Terry. Photograph: iStock

“Know a man for 15 minutes and you know him for life, he will never surprise you again, he wouldn’t know how to; asking would only frighten him.” Thi(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Bram Stoker: the Dubliner is best known for his 1897 gothic novel Dracula. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

When is a Bram Stoker Festival not a real Bram Stoker festival? When it’s really a “science fiction, Star Wars-y” Halloween festival, and “a million (...)

Karen Ní Bhroin, who will make her debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday.

FRIDAY Julian Milkis, Anna Kiselyova John Field Room, NCH, Dublin, 1.05pm, €15 nch.ie, julianmilkis.com/contact Russian-born clarinettist Julian M(...)

A window onto the world of Mark Twain
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  • December 14, 2013, 01:00

Samuel L Clemens, better known after 1863 by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, made several attempts to write an autobiography. He discarded hundreds of page(...)