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With Varying Degrees of Reluctance

May 17th 2017

JUDITH GEORGE discovers Claire Keegan’s ear for silence in a story from Walk the Blue Fields: ‘So little in ‘Night of the Quicken Trees’ is said, and yet what is said speaks volumes. That is the key to Keegan’s unflinching style…’

Colm Tóibín’s ‘A Song’

November 28th 2012

ANUSHREE NANDE looks at ‘The Song’ by Colm Tóibín: ‘A narrative told in limited third person that unfolds not unlike a song. Introductory chords, initial stanzas that slowly build up to the chorus and the repeat of this structure, all of which is building up to the final crescendo…’

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