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The Home Place (Vol 3, No 2)

Contents

  • Harry Clifton on coming home
  • Mira Nair on film-making
  • Lillis Ó Laoire on the art of traditional singing
  • Two short stories from Malta
  • A tale from Istanbul
  • Patricia Craig on C. S. Lewis
  • New writing in Irish from Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Micheál Ó Conghaile, Colette Nic Aodha & Celia de Fréine
  • New poetry and prose by Gary Allen, Sam Gardiner, Alan Titley, Michael Coady, Chris Arthur & Gerard Smyth
  • PLUS: “Out of the Bog”, a remarkable photographic portfolio by Frank Miller

plus much more…

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Quote from the Back Cover

“Coming back over the years, from Africa, Asia and various European countries, I have grown used to being labelled exotic — in this case meaning cosmopolitan. Fortunately for me, Irish society is evolving in the direction of the cosmopolitan, which may mark an end to the shouting match between those who go away and are sneered at as writers of travelogue, and those who stay at home and are sneered at as purveyors of authentic Gaelic misery, whether of the Northern or Southern varities, for consumption in the Irish Studies departments and archival collections of wealthy American universities. As Eliot says, here and there cease to matter as one grows older. Only the common human fate remains. And the city named in a poem — be it Bangkok or Paris, Dublin or Belfast — is incidental, no more than a prism through which a universal experience refracts itself.”

from “Coming Home” by Harry Clifton