Posts Tagged ‘Peter Quinn’

The Last Word:
Things Fall Apart

The failure to stay young. ℘℘℘ The greatest failure in America is the failure to stay young. It is a failure of imagination, the inability to grasp the alternatives offered by surgery, cosmetology, and pharmacology. It is a failure of will, the indiscipline that results in flagging energies, flabby bodies, and clogged arteries. It isRead more..

Recollections of a
Bronx Irish Catholic

In the 1950s, the Bronx was a melting pot of immigrants and first-generation families: Jewish, Italian, and Irish alike. Peter Quinn shares his story of what it was like to be a Bronx Irish Catholic, commonly referred to as a B.I.C. ℘℘℘ “Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, / Who never to himselfRead more..

Out of Reach:
Memories of a Distant Father

I reached for my father’s hand as he lay in his hospital bed. Sensing his unease, I quickly let go. It was my last attempt at intimacy. He died several days later, maintaining the distance between us to the end. I arrived in my father’s life as part of a double surprise, the elder ofRead more..

John Quinn: The Forgotten Irish American Nationalist

John Quinn, the unpretentious Irish American lawyer who funded the Irish literary renaissance by supporting Ireland’s leading writers of the day (including W.B. Yeats and James Joyce), is less well-remembered for his involvement with Irish nationalism and his friendship with Roger Casement, the Irish-born diplomat who was knighted by King George V in 1911 andRead more..

Awards for Peter Quinn, Tom French, and IAW&A

Peter Quinn, noted novelist, historian, and speechwriter has been awarded the Annie Moore Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute. The Annie Moore Award is named for the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island, 15-year old Annie Moore, who arrived from County Cork in 1882. The Award is presented to a deserving individualRead more..

Peter Quinn

Peter Quinn is the Schoenleber Professor of Oral Surgery & Pharmacology, Vice Dean for Profession Services, Perelman School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for CPUP, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Quinn did his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the university’s School ofRead more..

NYU Celebrating Irish Studies

New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House (GIH) honored McGraw Hill Financial’s Ted Smyth and writer Peter Quinn at its annual gala in February. Smyth, honored for his life-long commitment to building Irish and American business relationships, received the Lewis L. Glucksman Leadership award. The award is named for the late financier who, along with hisRead more..

NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House Annual Gala

Award-winning writer Peter Quinn and McGraw Hill financial executive Ted Smyth will receive the Seamus Heaney Award for Arts & Letters and the Lewis L. Glucksman Award for Leadership, respectively, at Glucksman Ireland House NYU’s annual gala dinner on February 24th. Gala co-chairs Loretta Brennan Glucksman and Mary Shanahan will present the awards at NYU’s Kimmel Center forRead more..

The History-Mystery Man

The author Peter Quinn, whose third and final installment of the Detective Fintan Dunne trilogy was released in October, talks to Tom Deignan. It’s been nearly 20 years since Peter Quinn’s epic Banished Children of Eve, arguably the greatest novel of the New York Irish, was published. Over the course of 600 pages, Quinn depicts theRead more..

Hunger and its Children

Schizophrenia and other diseases associated with starvation. The outward physical consequences of famine and severe malnutrition have been long known. They are the same everywhere. In his recent history of the Irish Famine, The Graves Are Walking, John Kelly describes them this way: “In the later stages of starvation, the eyelids inflame, the angular linesRead more..