Issue 13 

The Spring/summer 2021 issue of Reading Ireland focuses on the genre of Big House literature. Highlights include an in-depth interview with acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville as well as a critical essay by W.B. Yeats’s biographer Roy Foster on Thoor Ballylee. Gerald Dawe discusses the work of Eilís Dillon, Graham Price writes about David Thompson’s Woodbrook, Sarah Harsh discusses Elizabeth Bowen’s fiction, and Adrienne Leavy looks at the Big House in Jennifer Johnston’s fiction. Several book reviews round out this issue, including Nuala O’ Connor’s review of Homan Potterton’s novel Knockfane.


Reading Ireland is published bi-annually and is available to subscribers at a cost of $40 for four issues. The aim of the magazine is to provide in-depth analysis of Irish Literature, past and present, along with opening a window onto the best of contemporary Irish poetry, prose, drama and culture.

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