Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Monday's show....Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy' is this year's Dublin One City One Book and tonight Arena examines the use of language in the three novels; language which was - and some still is - outrageous, controversial and scandalous. How do we view such language now, more than 25 years after the books were first written?

    Arena Thursday 24 April 2014

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    Arts News

    with Sinead Mooney - the National Library has just expanded it's online archive with 10,000 digital images of historical figures, a postcard beat poet Alan Ginsberg wrote with a negative observation about communism ‘just not working’ going up for auction, Barbie to be made into a live action film    

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    One City One Book

    the poet Harry Clifton explains his choice of poem to read at the recent launch of One City One Book - “Dick King” by Thomas Kinsella

    (for copyright reasons the poem reading is not available to download)

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:25
      Title: Turn It Around
      Composer: Jessica Wolfe, Holly Laessig
      Performer(s): Lucius
      Performer(s): Lucius
      Album: Wildewoman, Play It Again Sam, PIASR700CDP
      Duration: 3:42
    • 19:43
      Title: A Simple Beautiful Truth
      Composer: Wild Beasts
      Performer(s): Wild Beasts
      Performer(s): Wild Beasts
      Album: Present Tense, Domino, WIGCD279P
      Duration: 2:47

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