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    Dubliners and Ulysses: Bonds of Character

    David G Wright
    Written by the late David Wright whose work has, in the view of Declan Kiberd, confirmed the epic nature of Joyce's continuing project and the rigour with which the great artist created an entire world. 
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    Red Doc

    Anne Carson
    Speaking of Anne Carson Susan Sontag said: she is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote.
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    The Cancer Chronicles

    George Johnson
    This luminous account of a disease that has affected almost everybody describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs, surprising reversals in science's understanding of the causes of cancer and, perhaps most fascinating, how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of wounds and turns them against the body.
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    Irish Europe 1600- 1650

    Gillespie, O hUiginn (eds)
    This volume concentrates on the experience of meeting new cultures as the Irish abroad travelled across Europe in the early seventeenth century.
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    Zareer Masani
    Masani claims Macaulay as a pioneer of  globalisation based on the English language and western values. He depicts the great Whig as a strong advocate of liberal intervention across the globe and as the ideological precursor of today's advocates of intrusive military action.
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    Hot Dogs and Cocktails

    Peter Conradi
    Between the 9th and the 11th of June 1939, King George and his spouse Elizabeth were guests of the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in New York. Far from being a mere footnote in history, this meeting is imbued with deep political significance, coming at a time when war in Europe was imminent.
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    Flann O'Brien, Plays and Teleplays

    Daniel Keith Jernigan (ed)
    Rarely reprinted, rarely staged, and sometimes entirely unpublished, Flann O'Brien's works for the stage and television are speculative, inventive, and as wickedly funny as his novels.
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    Ordinary Irish Life

    Méabh Ní Fhuartháin and David M. Doyle (eds)
    Drawing together the themes of music, sport and culture, this lively collection investigates commonplace elements of Irish life, both in Ireland and abroad.
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    The Downfall of Money

    Frederick Taylor
    The story of the Weimar Republic's financial crisis has a clear resonance in the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is anxious once more about what money is, what it means and how we can judge if its value is true.
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    The Eloquence of the Dead

    Conor Brady
    In Conor Brady's second novel, a Dublin pawnbroker is found murdered and Sergeant Joe Swallow is handed the poisoned chalice of investigation. Following leads from Trim to the Tower of London, The Eloquence of the Dead is a fast-paced and gripping crime thriller that lays out the underbelly of 1880s Dublin.
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    Richard Hoggart

    Fred Inglis
    Laurie Taylor argues that Inglis does excellent justice to Richard Hoggart's unrivalled studies of working class and organisational culture and that he also brilliantly captures Hoggart's abiding concern with the moral quality of human life.
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    Margaret Atwood
    Told with wit, dizzying imagination and dark humour, Margaret Atwood's unpredictable, chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world - a moving and dramatic conclusion to the internationally celebrated trilogy that began with Oyrx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.
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    Enlightenment Shadows

    Genevieve Lloyd
    Lloyd focuses especially on what is distinctive in ideas of intellectual character offered by key Enlightenment thinkers - on their attitudes to belief and scepticism; on their optimism about the future; and on the uncertainties and instabilities which nonetheless often lurk beneath their use of imagery of light.
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    Mr Lynch’s Holiday

    Catherine O’Flynn
    An entertaining and thoughtful novel from Catherin O'Flynn, which offers a sensitive portrait of the emigrant Irish.
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    The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien

    Neil Murphy and Keith Hopper (eds)
    This riotous collection at last gathers together Flann O'Brien's shorter fiction in a single volume, as well as O'Brien's last and unfinished novel, Slattery's Sago Saga. Also included are new translations of several stories originally published in Irish. With some of these stories appearing here in book form for the very first time, and others previously unavailable for decades, this is a welcome gift for Flann O'Brien fans worldwide.
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    The Crisis of the European Union

    Jürgen Habermas, Ciaran Cronin (trans)
    This extended essay on the constitution for Europe represents Habermas's constructive engagement with the European project at a time when the crisis of the eurozone is threatening to derail the historical project of European unification. His central argument is that the European project must realise its democratic potential by evolving from an international into a cosmopolitan community.
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    The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind

    Billy O'Callaghan
    In a new collection of sharply written short stories by Billy O'Callaghan, we encounter an institutionalised orphan boy in 1950s Ireland who is sold into servitude as a farm labourer. A once-renowed Sevillano matador falls, in a single misstep, into obscurity. A grief-stricken father struggles with the notion of reality. A decades-long love affair plays out to a clockwork routine in a crumbling low-season seaside resort. And in the collection's poignant title story, a man returns home after years in exile to see the child he abandoned long ago.
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    Moving Words

    Derek Attridge
    The contemporary reader of English poetry is able to take pleasure in the sounds and movements of the English language in works written over the past eight centuries, and to find poems that convey powerful emotions and vivid images from this entire period. This book, drawing on David Attridge's forty-five years of engagement with the forms of poetry, investigates the ways in which poets have exploited the resources of the language as a spoken medium to write verse that continues to move and delight.
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    The Errors of Young Tjaž

    Florjan Lipuš, Michael Biggins (trans)
    Florjan Lipuš's classic novel is set in postwar rural Austria; a boy unlike others is sent off to a Catholic boarding school by his widowed father, an unlettered woodsman. Life before the school was hard enough, but at school Young Tjaž finds little else but rote indoctrination, self-denial, conformism, humiliation, and hypocrisy. With its echoes of fellow Austrian Robert Musil's novella Young Törless, and of Günter Grass's The Tin Drum, Lipuš's novel (first published in 1972) is a ferocious and poison-pen letter addressed to all forms of authority, be they religious, social, or literary.
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    The New Middle East

    Paul Danahar
    In this timely and important book, BBC Bureau Chief Paul Danahar offers a fascinating and illuminating analysis of the new order in the Middle East following the Arab Spring, and explains what it will mean both for the region itself and for the West.
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