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Close to the Next Moment: Interviews from a Changing Ireland

Length: 302 pages5 hours


A collection of interviews featuring Irish poets, artists, fiction writers, and playwrights, this record chronicles how these cultural leaders viewed their country in the first decade of the new millennium as economic collapse gathered pace and recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. Answering questions such as What are Irish values? How have they changed? and How do new cultural realities affect the old arts of language and image that have been so important in Irish tradition?, this account journeys across political divides and languages. Interviewees include Gerry Adams, Joyce Akpotor, Dorothy Cross, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and Seamus Heaney, among many others.

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