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

Adventures in the Romance Languages: Reading Dante

Photograph by Pixabay For some reason, several years ago, I got myself a copy of The Divine Comedy in Italian. I like translating stuff, so I wanted to start with what was, to me, a brand new language. I recently got further than the first page and I'd like to talk about that today. So … Continue reading Adventures in the Romance Languages: Reading Dante