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“I wanted to write about the feeling of life. Not life as an intellectual process, or a concept, but as a feeling.”

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Tom Murphy, arguably Ireland’s greatest living playwright, joins The Paris Review for an interview about his life, his influences, and his rage.

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3 Responses to ““I wanted to write about the feeling of life. Not life as an intellectual process, or a concept, but as a feeling.””

  1. Kati
    at 3:35 pm on July 9, 2012

    I’m just gonna go ahead and assume you just don’t consider Martin McDonagh Irish.

  2. Nick Moran
    at 4:57 pm on July 9, 2012

    Kati, your comment perfectly explains the need for the prescient “arguably” in Matt’s sentence — this coming from a man who laughed so heartily at The Lieutenant of Inishmore that I thought I’d be removed from the theatre.

  3. Kati
    at 5:49 pm on July 9, 2012

    I would debate the legitimacy of “arguably” in any case other than how you define McDonagh’s nationality. What a pugilistic adverb.

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