Studies in Literature and Culture
Carly Mclaughlin - ‘Images of Ireland that matter now’: Colm Tóibín in Conversation
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‘Images of Ireland that matter now’: Colm Tóibín in Conversation
This interview took place as part of the conference at the Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies in Falun, Sweden, on the theme ‘A New Ireland?: Representations of History Past and Present in Literature and Culture’. The interview followed a reading by Tóibín of the story ‘Two Women’ from his volume of short stories The Empty Family.
Carly McLaughlin (CM): I would like to begin with the theme of the conference ‘A New Ireland’. In the volume The Empty Family the protagonist of the story ‘One Minus One’ states ‘I do not believe in God. […] I do not even believe in Ireland’. Do you believe in Ireland?
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