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The Boys

The BoysWhile Nat takes a good long sleep, I will tell my little readers something about the boys, among whom he found himself when he woke up. To begin with our old friends. Franz was a tall …

Brewer's: Wild Boy of Hamelin

or Man of Nature, found in the forest of Hertswold, Hanover. He walked on all fours, climbed trees like a monkey, fed on grass and leaves, and could nev…

Brewer's: Peter the Wild Boy

found 1725 in a wood near Hameln, in Hanover, at the supposed age of thirteen. (Died 1785.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894PeterboatPeter the Hermit A B C…

Irish Movies: The Butcher Boy (1997)

Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Next by Beth Rowen The Butcher Boy (1997) A small-town Irish boy's rambunctious nature turns violent in this 1997 shoc…

Wild America

Director: William DearWriter: David Michael WiegerDirector of Photography:David BurrEditor:O. Nicholas BrownMusic:Joel McNeelyProduction Designer:Steven JordanProducers:James G. Robinson, Irby…

Oscar Wilde

Name at birth: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills WildeOscar Wilde was an 19th century Irish writer whose works include the play The Importance of Being Earnest and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. …

Those Quotable Irish

John Millington Synge, W.B. Yeats, and others Compiled by David Johnson, Ann Marie Imbornoni, and Borgna Brunner   The Irish have always been recogniz…

Notable Irish Writers

To be an artist is to fail, as no other dare fail, that failure is his world and the shrink from desertion, art and craft, good housekeeping, living. —Samuel Beckettfrom "Three Dialogues" …

The Butcher Boy

Director: Neil Jordan Writers: Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe Director of Photography: Adrian Biddle Editor: Tony Lawson M…

Irish Movies: Angela's Ashes

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with one of these Irish films by Beth Rowen   Curious about the origins of St. Patrick's Day? Click her…