Colm Tóibín

Standard Name: Tóibín, Colm
Used Form: Colm Toibin


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Literary responses Alice Munro
Among a rich harvest of prizes and honours, AM won the Giller Prize in both 1998 and 2004. In 2002 an Alice Munro Literary Garden, just beside the museum, was dedicated in Wingham, Ontario...
Literary responses Ruth Padel
Colm Tóibín wrote of this book that RP 's control of cadence and poetic diction is daring and exciting, her rhythm brilliant and subtle, the play with stanza form and technical tricks stunning and deeply...
Literary responses Ruth Padel
The volume comes with a cover endorsement from Colm Tóibín , praising the astonishing resonance of Padel's voice.
Literary responses Jean Plaidy
Irish critic Colm Tóibín , who at fourteen used to pretend to be the doomed, charismatic queen, feels that of all the many writers who have treated Mary in fiction, from Burns , Wordsworth ...
Literary responses Zadie Smith
In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani (who liked best among the contents Lélé by Edwidge Danticat and Donal Webster by Colm Toibin ) wrote that while the stories vary widely in quality—a few...
Literary responses Elizabeth Bishop
The strength of EB 's influence on British and Irish poetry was variously recognised during the 1980s by Andrew Motion , Seamus Heaney , James Fenton , and Eavan Boland , and during the 1990s...
Literary responses Anne Carson
Richly appreciative comments on this book became quickly available for reproducing on the paperback edition in one of the more impressive roster of blurbs you are ever likely to see.
Anderson, Sam. “The Inscrutable Brilliance of Anne Carson”. New York Times Magazine, p. 20.
Ruth Padel wrote: Carson writes...
politics Augusta Gregory
AG 's politics remain the subject of critical debate. The difficulty arises over the fact that, as Colm Tóibín puts it, she managed to inhabit two ideologies—that of the landlord and that of the nationalist—at...
Reception Henry James
An impressive body of criticism on James has recently been joined by fictionalizations of him in several novels. Emma Tennant portrayed him in her Felony, 2002, and in 2004 three more James novels were...
Reception Jane Austen
In July 2009 Chawton House Library marked the two-hundredthth anniversary of JA 's settling in Hampshire with a highly successful conference on new directions in scholarship about her. In November 2009-March 2010 the Morgan Library and Museum
Textual Production Emma Tennant
ET seems to have been ahead of a trend: in 2004 (the same year that Felony appeared in paperback) David Lodge , Colm Tóibín , and Alan Hollinghurst all published novels about James, while the...
Textual Production Anne Enright
The novel Finbar's Hotel was published as a collaboration between Dermot Bolger (who launched the idea), AE , Jennifer Johnston , Roddy Doyle , Hugo Hamilton , Joseph O'Connor and Colm Tóibín .
Bracken, Claire, and Susan Cahill, editors. “Introduction”. Anne Enright, Irish Academic Press, pp. 1-12.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
4928 (26 September 1997): 23
Travel Anne Enright
In 2008 AE undertook a tour to sell her books. She spent, on a rough count, 64 nights away from my family. Seven of those nights were spent on airplanes, the rest were spent in...


August 1925: Sean O'Casey submitted to the Abbey Theatre,...

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August 1925

Sean O'Casey submitted to the Abbey Theatre , Dublin, the first and only play to deal with the topic of the Easter Rising of 1916: The Plough and the Stars.


Tóibín, Colm. “’What is your nation, if I may ask?’”. London Review of Books, pp. 37-39.
Tóibín, Colm. “A Djinn speaks”. London Review of Books, pp. 19-24.
Tóibín, Colm. “A Man with My Trouble”. London Review of Books, pp. 15-18.
Tóibín, Colm. “After I am hanged my portrait will be interesting”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 7, pp. 11-23.
Tóibín, Colm. “I Was Mary Queen of Scots”. London Review of Books, pp. 3-6.
Tóibín, Colm. “My Darlings”. London Review of Books, pp. 3-8.
Tóibín, Colm. “The Road to Reading Gaol”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 23, pp. 3-10.
Tóibín, Colm. “Who to Be”. LRB, Vol.
, No. 15, pp. 14-20.