The Ireland Anthology

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Sean Dunne
Macmillan, Aug 13, 1957 - Fiction - 492 pages
Reggie Nadelson, an American journalist and documentary filmmaker living in London, has created a fascinating character for her first mystery: Artie Cohen, a New York cop who was Artemy Maximovich Otalsky before he left Russia as a teenager. Artie, burned to a crisp by working on some of the worst crimes America has to offer, is seriously reconsidering his choice of careers when his old Russian mentor/hero--former KGB general Gennadi Ustinov--is shot dead on a live television talk show. Egged on by a slippery federal prosecutor and the beautiful woman who hosted the show, Artie goes after the truth about Ustinov's life and death. His search takes him through the streets of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach and a shiny new Moscow that is as full of dangerous potholes as the old one he left behind. The London Times called the book "A Gorky Park for the 1990s, as Dashiell Hammett might have done it," and they were right on the money.
 

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Largely extracts--more than 200 pieces fill about twice as many pages--this anthology ranges from a traveler's description of Ireland in 1220 to the current president's inauguration speech. Read full review

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Contents

Giraldus Cambrensis An island where human corpses exposed in
1
Arthur Young Soil Face of the Country and Climate
8
Robert Lloyd Praeger Howth and Lambay
17
John Millington Synge Winter
24
Maurice Craig The Duke Returns
34
Chevalier de La Tocnaye Social Customs
44
Richard Milliken The Groves of Blarney
57
William Makepeace Thackeray Killarney
74
John Keegan Casey The Rising of the Moon
223
Samuel Lewis Contents of a Village 1837
236
Eavan Boland That the Science of Cartography is Limited
251
Proclamation of the Republic 1916 264 Proclamation of the Republic 1916
266
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin from Site of Ambush
280
J J Lee Educational Revolution
295
John Hume Reconciliation of the Irreconcilable
309
Benedict Kiely Afterword
311

Samuel Ferguson Cashel of Munster
86
Michael Coady Stopping by a Clare Graveyard After Hours
93
Anonymous The Curragh of Kildare
102
Oliver Goldsmith Sweet was the sound
109
Dermot Healy Another Country
116
Tim Robinson Leviathan
123
Somerville and Ross Connemara
130
Paul Durcan Going Home to Mayo Winter 1949
136
George Barker Galway Bay
138
Michael Longley On Mweelrea
145
John Waters The Parable of the Fat Chieftain
153
Patrick Kavanagh Shancoduff
162
Percy French The Mountains of Mourne
168
George Sigerson The Inniskillen Dragoon
174
Nora Hopper Chesson The Short Cut to Rosses
180
John Hewitt Ulster Names Postscript 1984
186
John Montague The First Invasion of Ireland 193 John Montague The First Invasion of Ireland
194
Aodhaghán Ó Rathaille Last Lines translated by Frank OConnor
201
Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill The Lament for Arthur OLeary
213
Anonymous The Wearing of the Green
219
St Patrick Confessio
319
Anonymous The Hermits Song translated by Kuno Meyer 325 Anonymous The Hermits Song translated by Kuno Meyer
326
Alexis de Tocqueville Interview with the Parish Priest at Tuam
333
Seán Dunne The Protestant Church
339
Pope John Paul II Address in Dublin
345
Seamus Heaney In Gallarus Oratory
351
Anonymous The Fate of the Children of Lir
357
W B Yeats Cuchulain Comforted
363
Michael Hartnett The Hag of Beare 1969
370
Hubert Butler from The Eggman and the Fairies
377
Flann OBrien Casey and Sweeny
381
Eamon Dunphy Italia 90
387
John Waters Lifting a Latch
394
Chevalier de La Tocnaye Dublin Promenades 400 Chevalier de La Tocnaye Dublin Promenades
401
Alice Taylor The Christmas Candle
407
Brian Merriman from The Midnight Court translated
413
Samuel Beckett No Bone to Pick with Graveyards
419
Samuel Beckett I would like my love to die
425
St Columcille The SeaBlue Eye translated by Seán Dunne
431
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