The shelves of American libraries are full of Irish narratives. Indeed, the story of America itself is strongly shaped by the Irish. Celebrate today—and every day of the year—with examples of Ireland’s extraordinary literary gifts to readers. Here are but five choices.
The screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat bible, On the Road, goes into wide distribution soon. The Entertainment Weekly review dubbed it’s an “almost painfully literal adaptation” that “doesn’t conjure the rapture of Kerouac’s bohemian romanticism.” Still, the film ranked a B-, which, frankly, isn’t terrible. Film also is tackling Kerouac’s Big Sur, which is […]