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April 2019

Eugene O’Neill and Ireland: A Talk by Dan McGovern

April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
American Irish Historical Society,
991 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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AIHS Members: Free General Public: $10 Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote, “The one thing that explains more than anything about me is the fact that I’m Irish. And, strangely enough,” O’Neill complained, “it is something that all the writers who have attempted to explain me and…

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May 2019

Book Launch: The Farmer’s Son by John Connell

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
American Irish Historical Society,
991 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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“This book is a vivid and sharply observed account of a way of life which is almost invisible, a new hidden Ireland. It is also a fascinating portrait of a single sensibility, a born noticer, someone on whom nothing is lost, observing birth and death, the landscape, and his own heritage.” —Colm Tóibín   Farming…

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Questioning Minds: The Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner An Evening with Editor Edward M. Burns

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
American Irish Historical Society,
991 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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“The most intellectually exhilarating work published in 2018 . . . A lasting treasure.” ―Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Hugh Kenner (1923–2003) and Guy Davenport (1927–2005) first met in September 1953 when each gave a paper on Ezra Pound at Columbia University. They met again in the fall of 1957, and their correspondence begins with Kenner’s…

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