What are your favourite works of Irish literature not written by Joyce, Beckett...

Techpill
Techpill

What are your favourite works of Irish literature not written by Joyce, Beckett or O’Brien?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Yeats

WebTool
WebTool

Reposting contemporary stuff I've read:

Colin Barrett - Young Skins (won a bunch of awards iirc)

Paul Murray - Evening of Long Goodbyes

Thomas Morris - We Don't Know What We're Doing (though I think he's welsh actually)

Donal Ryan - The Spinning Heart

Sally Rooney - Conversations With Friends

Some others but can't remember right now. I'm actually trying to break into the scene myself. Moved back to Dublin this year and hope I can get something in print soon. Used to live in the UK and I can say that Irish modern at the moment is way ahead of the stuff their churning out.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Techpill
Borstal Boy
Brooklyn
The Weir
This Lime Tree Bower
Philadelphia Here I Come
Translations
The Shadow of a Gunman

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

WHO CARES

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@TurtleCat
Another day playwright I can’t think of the name of who wrote a play about a violent family of knackers living in England that everybody except Pinter thought influenced Pinter’s The Homecoming. The same guy also wrote a very good bar play. Fucked if I can remember the titles to either or the playwrights name

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@LuckyDusty
fpbp

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@GoogleCat
Tom Murphy A Whistle in the Dark and Conversations on a Homecoming

I also liked The Book of Evidence by John Banville

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@PackManBrainlure
gorilla balls

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Techpill
Tristram motherfucking Shandy

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Ireland's autistic Don DeLillo

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Why are the Irish so awesome at literature?

By the way, FUCK you for giving us U2.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Stupidasole
U2 is hated by ireland more than any other country in the world

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

BETWEEN MY FINGER AND MY THUMB

THE SQUAT PEN RESTS

I'LL DIG WITH IT

Spamalot
Spamalot

@BunnyJinx
Holy fuck my sides
the kids had webbed feet

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Illusionz
So true Bonos a nonce. You can't bring up U2 to anyone here without them calling Bono a fag

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Spamalot
Gril tells him ‘swim between my legs, I just had a pee’

So he does.

/ourguy/

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Harmless_Venom
- The Tollund Man -

I
Some day I will go to Aarhus
To see his peat-brown head,
The mild pods of his eye-lids,
His pointed skin cap.

In the flat country near by
Where they dug him out,
His last gruel of winter seeds
Caked in his stomach,

Naked except for
The cap, noose and girdle,
I will stand a long time.
Bridegroom to the goddess,

She tightened her torc on him
And opened her fen,
Those dark juices working
Him to a saint's kept body,

Trove of the turfcutters'
Honeycombed workings.
Now his stained face
Reposes at Aarhus.

II

I could risk blasphemy,
Consecrate the cauldron bog
Our holy ground and pray
Him to make germinate

The scattered, ambushed
Flesh of labourers,
Stockinged corpses
Laid out in the farmyards,

Tell-tale skin and teeth
Flecking the sleepers
Of four young brothers, trailed
For miles along the lines.

III

Something of his sad freedom
As he rode the tumbril
Should come to me, driving,
Saying the names

Tollund, Grauballe, Nebelgard,
Watching the pointing hands
Of country people,
Not knowing their tongue.

Out here in Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost,
Unhappy and at home.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

The Barracks by John McGahern
(Stoner preface guy. I can see the affinity.)

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Techpill
Gulliver's Travels

W.B. Yeats poetry

Martin McDonagh has some good plays.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Brendan Behan is sick blud

Inmate
Inmate

@WebTool
You're a good man so you are

Techpill
Techpill

Sam Coll, Abode of Fancy

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Raving_Cute
in Brendan Behan's footsteps I danced up and down the street

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Trainspotting

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Stupidasole
@Illusionz
@cum2soon
U2 is good, stop being tryhard redditors

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@LuckyDusty
Is this a Daredevil season 2 reference?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@RumChicken
Yikes. Islander inbreeding genetics strike again. Plus fetal alcohol syndrome no doubt.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Ignoramus
Shane is a very special cocktail

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Need_TLC
Fucks sake.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Techpill
Melmoth the Wanderer since I didn't see it named yet.

massdebater
massdebater

Sterne, Swift, Wilde, Banville, Freihl, Heaney, McCabe, Shaw, Synge, Yeats, Eavan Boland (somewhat iffy)

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Jimeen

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