Making a Room for Eibhlín Dubh: A Ghost in the Throat

Photograph by Rene Asmussen A friend suggested some books to me recently and luck would have it that I got them both for Christmas. One of these books was A Ghost in the Throat, a prose novel by poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa. which its author identifies as "a female text" (Ní Ghríofa 3). In it, … Continue reading Making a Room for Eibhlín Dubh: A Ghost in the Throat

Gaeglers: Macken’s Sharpest Ironies

Walter Macken was the author of dozens of short stories set in Ireland. I was reading his collection The Coll Doll and other stories (out of print, sadly) when I found one rich in ironic subtext. It concerns a man by the name of Gaeglers who one evening goes carousing along the promenade, getting into … Continue reading Gaeglers: Macken’s Sharpest Ironies