To celebrate this most Irish of days, StarkLight Press has gathered a list of eight of Ireland’s gifted writers and our favorite works from their pens. In no particular order, our favorite authors are:
Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes-
“I don’t know what it means and I don’t care because it’s Shakespeare and it’s like having jewels in my mouth when I say the words.”
Bram Stoker, author of Dracula and The Lady of the Shroud-
“In the sunlight the whole mountains glisten with running streams and falling water. I feel a strange kind of elation, but from no visible cause.”
William Butler Yeats, author of A Vision, The Second Coming, September 1913-
Sean O’ Casey, author of Juno and the Paycock and Rose and Crown-
“Ireland only half free’ll never be at peace while she has a son left to pull a trigger.”
C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia Series and The Screwtape Letters-
“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”
George William Russell, author of The Vale, The Living Torch and Winter-
” A DIAMOND glow of winter o’er the world”
Patrick McCabe, author of The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, source of one of the Virgin Mary’s most human reactions to the slowness of humanity.
Brian Friel, author of Dancing at Lughnasa-
“You work hard at your job, you try to keep the home together but suddenly you realize that cracks are formin’ everywhere. It’s all about to collapse”
Publisher and CEO, StarkLight Press.