Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    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)

    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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