Books of the Irish
Saint Patrick’s Day is coming our way, this year on a Sunday, and Book Culture is ready to present you with all our favorite authors Irish (almost). We are featuring authors that stand by Ireland and Irish culture through their literature. By the registers of the W. 112th Street location, the staff has put together a small display to exhibit some quintessential Irish literature. We have Samuel Beckett and W.B. Yeats, alongside the contemporary Emma Donoghue and Colm Toibin.
Our St. Patrick’s Day display ranges in genre, from literature, poetry, and plays. We are especially excited to represent Colm Toibin with his novel The Testament of Mary. In this novel, Toibin imagines Mary, mother of Christ’s, life as something very different from our cultural perception. Colm Toibin is dear to our store in many ways. He is currently a professor at Columbia University, and allowed us to stock books for his courses. One of the courses he is teaching is specifically on Irish prose, and he has his class reading many other Irish authors like J.M. Synge, Jonathan Swift, and Oscar Wilde.