Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Introducing some of the interesting fiction and poetry to be found on the shelves of Eyrecourt Library

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Donnelly will be in Eyrecourt Library on Thursday night, 14th of June 2007 at 8.00pm when he will introduce and talk about some of the interesting fiction and poetry to be found on the shelves of the library.

He will look at and read from Robin Skelton’s selections from the work of Six Irish Poets including Austin Clarke and John Montague.

He will talk about Ferlinghetti’sA coney island of the mind’, a book that has become a modern classic. It has been translated into nine languages and there are now three quarters of a million copies in print.

He will also take a look at the book Innovations’, a collection of stories which brings together some of the most interesting and innovative American fiction writers since the 1930s.

Ovid’s epic poem Metamorphoses – whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages- is one of the most important texts of the Western imagination, will be introduced. This new translation gives us an Ovid for our times and reminds us that in our times Ovid is everywhere.

There will be a brief reading from James Joyce’s brilliant novella Portrait of the Artist as a young man, the exhuberantly inventive, coming-of-age story on the relationship of an artist to his family, culture and race.

And we sold the rain, short stories from Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras and Nicaragua which powerfully evoke life in these countries, will also be looked at.

There will be readings from the work of the Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez (1910-1042), a poet whose works ‘beams with a gentleness of heart’

Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Russia’s finest woman poet, will be available. Akhmatova’s theme was always love. The simple lyricism with which she developed her theme is unequaled in contemporary Russian verse.

Come along and join us for an enjoyable evening in Eyrecourt on Thursday. Admission is free.

There Are the Words
There are the words that couldn’t be twice said,
He, who said once, spent out all his senses.
Only two things have never their end –
The heavens’ blue and the Creator’s mercy.

Anna Akhmatova

Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, August, 2000 Edited by Orit Bonver, August 2000

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