JACK HARTE





Rehabilitating the Serpent

Published by Scotus Press, Dublin, 2017.

Religion inspires love and hatred in equal measure. Intrigued by these paradoxes, Jack Harte analyses religions back to their origins in story, through the medium of narrative itself, and challenges the notions of good and evil on which they are based. He confronts the ultimate Boogey Man, the Devil, the Serpent.

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Language of the Mute

Published by Scotus Press, Dublin, 2015. This play was given its premiere at the New Theatre, Dublin, from 24 August to 5 September, 2015:

A charismatic teacher, a supporter of fundamentalist republicanism and Irish Language activist – whose overt and very public idealism masks a history of sexual and psychological exploitation – is confronted by his former pupils. The play examines how charisma and idealism can be used to exploit people, sexually, politically and socially. The core of the problem and the core of the solution is language and communication. But the play shows how ultimately love can triumph over cynicism, how idealism can endure.

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Arcana

Jack Harte's book, Arcana, was published on the Internet as an international UNESCO World Book Night event on 23 April, 2013. It was presented in eight languages and the event was live streamed by the online magazine Breac based in Notre Dame University in the US. While the main event took place in the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin, the translators joined in from locations around the world from Mexico to China.

In the style of the heroic sagas, but with anti-heroic intent, it challenges inherited concepts of heroism and religion. With a light and lively touch it demonstrates how a religion or philosophy is hijacked by power-mongers.

Available to read for free online from www.scotuspress.com with translations on breac.nd.edu






Arcana (Spanish edition)

Published by Scotus Press, Dublin, 2014. Linares International Literature Festival featured Arcana and invited Harte to present it at the Festival in November 2013. They commissioned a print edition of the book in Spanish especially for the Festival.

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Birds and Other Tails (German translation)

A German translation of Jack Harte's 1996 collection of stories, Birds and Other Tails, is now available from Scotus Press and Amazon Kindle. The translator, Heidi Zojer, was born in Austria and has been on the staff of UCD Dublin since 2002, specialising in German and literary translation.

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Unravelling the Spiral - The Life and Work of Fred Conlon (1943-2005)

Published by Scotus Press, Dublin, 2010. In this book Harte warmly tells the remarkable story of the life of sculptor Fred Conlon and provides a unique insight into his ideas and inspiration.

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In the Wake of the Bagger (Bulgarian translation)

Published by Altera Publishing House, Sofia, 2010 (Bulgarian translation by Vergil Nemchev). A Bulgarian translation of this first novel by the master storyteller, which has been acclaimed as 'one of the great books about Ireland'.

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Reflections in a Tar Barrel

Published by Scotus Press, Dublin, 2008. A novel of mystique that tells the story of a young man with a learning disability but with a richly endowed capacity for mystical speculation.

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Reflections in a Tar Barrel (Bulgarian translation)

Published by Altera Publishing House, Sofia, 2007 (Bulgarian translation by Vergil Nemchev). This translation of Jack Harte's latest novel was an outstanding success in Bulgaria.

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From Under Gogol's Nose

Published by Voskresenye Publishing House, Moscow, 2007 (Russian translation by Katia Pryakhin). This Russian version of the story collection was launched at the Moscow International Book Fair, and promoted at the annual commemoration of the story-writer, Alexander Kuprin.

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In the Wake of the Bagger

Published by Scotus Press, 2006. This first novel by the master storyteller, which has been acclaimed as 'one of the great books about Ireland', is at once a social document and a meditation on change. It is the enthralling story of the Dowd family who are uprooted from their home in Killeenduff, Co Sligo, to re-settle as economic migrants in the Midlands.

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Dream of a Pyramid

Published by Rajkamal Prakashan, New Delhi, 2006. This translation of a selection of Harte’s stories into Hindi was launched by the Irish Ambassador, His Excellency Kieran Dowling, at the India International Centre in September, 2006.

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From Under Gogol's Nose

Published by Scotus Press, 2004. This selection of stories demonstrates Harte's extraordinary versatility as he sets out to explore the possibilities of the short-story form.

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Lament for the Birds

Published by Scotus Press, 2004. This CD of stories and songs, thematically structured and integrated, features the author reading some of his stories set in his native Sligo, and Sligo singer/musician, Carmel Gunning, singing his lyrics and playing the traditional airs to which the songs were set.

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And Here I Am by Lyubomir Levchev (translated by Jack Harte)

Published by Dedalus Press, 2003. This is Jack Harte's acclaimed translation of some of the work of the world-renowned Bulgarian poet.

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Birds and Selected Stories

Published by Orpheus Publishing House, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2001 (Bulgarian translation by Vergil Nemchev). After the publication of Birds and Other Stories Harte acquired a substantial and appreciative readership in Bulgaria.

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Birds and Other Tails

Published by Dedalus Press, 1996. An outstanding follow-up to Murphy in the Underworld, this collection of stories features some of Harte's most impressive writing.

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Homage

Published by Dedalus Press, 1992. A Novella. Three artists, a poet, a sculptor, and a traditional musician, come together by chance in a cottage in the country during the summer. The challenge is thrown down: each artist is to produce an original work to win the affection (and the body) of the young woman who is with them. The rivalries are acute, the characters real and individual; a battle royal begins …

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Murphy in the Underworld

Published by Glendale Press, 1986. Harte's debut collection was acclaimed as 'one of the most important story collections for some time'. Murphy in the Underworld heralded the arrival of one of the most exciting voices in Irish writing, and introduced us to some of Harte's most memorable stories.

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