Maeve Brennan: Ireland’s greatest forgotten writer

“Home is a place in the mind. When it is empty it frets. It is fretful with memory, faces and places and times gone by. Beloved images rise up in disobedience and make a mirror for emptiness." The above quote is from Maeve Brennan's novella The Visitor and was my first introduction to her. I... Continue Reading →

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Homelessness and life on the periphery in Parked

In 2011 an independent Irish film entitled Parked debuted to somewhat mixed reviews and little attention. While many critics praised the strong performances in the film its plot and pacing received a mixed response. It won awards and was well reviewed at several international film festivals but it didn't seem to get much attention at... Continue Reading →

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