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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Soundtrack to the Century

    Kevin Stevens

    For fifty years, Duke Ellington was America’s most important and innovative musical figure, achieving distinction as a composer, arranger, songwriter, bandleader and pianist, and writing and producing timeless music of every kind.
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    As Fresh as a Cliché

    Paula McGrath

    We strive for originality, but perhaps old phrases should, like Mae West’s discarded lovers, be given a new chance with someone else.
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    HEADS STUCK IN A BOOK

    Angela Bourke
    A woman reading is in a world of her own, not in the world of others managing or nurturing, where some think she belongs.
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    The Sea of Anecdotes

    Brian Earls
    While this merriment was afoot, I lay on my bunk straining to understand, and to be admitted to some small share of the pleasure which the rest of the company evidently derived from the recitals. At first the rapid flow of speech and varying voices and styles proved impenetrable. The joy of Russian jokes.
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