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    John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition

    Stanley van der Ziel
    John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition presents McGahern as a novelist of ideas by showing how his fiction engages in a knowing and self-conscious way with ideas about literature from different historical periods. It is a study of McGahern’s fiction seen through the literary influences that shaped his imagination.
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    In Praise of Forgetting

    David Rieff
    Ranging widely across some of the defining conflicts of modern times - the Irish Troubles and the Easter Uprising of 1916, the white settlement of Australia, the American Civil War, the Balkan wars, the Holocaust, and 9/11 - David Rieff presents an examination of the uses and abuses of historical memory.
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    This is the Ritual

    Rob Doyle
    In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to his debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, Rob Doyle brings us a collection of stories whose characters are lost in the universe and in themselves. They come off the page spitting with rage and wit: deluded, tormented and all too human.
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    Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

    Oliver P. Rafferty SJ
    This collection of essays looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Issues such as religious perceptions of the Famine, Cardinal Cullen’s role in shaping the ethos of Irish Catholicism and the role of memory, including religious memory, in Irish violence combine to make this a fascinating study.
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    The Shaping of Modern Ireland

    Eugenio Biagini and Daniel Mulhall (Eds)
    High-profile contributors re-write the seminal 1960s collection, originally published by Conor Cruise O’Brien, offering unparalleled understanding of prominent figures in Irish history and politics from 1890s to 1916 and beyond.
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    The Noise of Time

    Julian Barnes

    Julian Barnes’s first novel since his Booker-winning The Sense of an Ending. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage.

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    History's People

    Margaret MacMillan
    New from the author of The War that Ended Peace: vivid accounts of the men and women who shaped history.
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    Quite A Good Time to be Born

    David Lodge
    A memoir charting the evolution of a writer whose works have become classics in his own lifetime.
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    Children's Children

    Jan Carson
    A collection of short stories mixing Carson’s distinctive magic realist voice with a more traditional brand of Irish literary fiction, exploring the concept of legacy and the influence of one generation upon the next.
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    Barefoot Souls

    Maram al-Masri; translated by Theo Dorgan
    Detailing the lives of Syrian women living in Paris, these poems, capturing the unheard voices of women whose lives are suppressed in unimaginable ways, allow us to explore moments never mentioned in the news reports. Potent and never failing to capture the essence of the feminine experience with a remarkable amount of insight.
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    The Worst of Times

    Paul B. Wignall

    Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst—the end-Permian extinction—wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, may have played in causing these global catastrophes.

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    The Seven Good Years

    Etgar Keret

    Over the last seven years Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born in the middle of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became ill. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-Semitic remarks both real and imagined, and, perhaps most worrisome of all, a dogged telemarketer who seems likely to chase him to the grave.

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    1916: The Rising Handbook

    Lorcan Collins
    A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.
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    Rebel Sisters

    Marita Conlon-McKenna
    Growing up in the privileged confines of Dublin’s leafy Rathmines, the bright, beautiful Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the conventions of their wealthy Anglo-Irish background and their mother Isabella’s expectations. Soon, as war erupts across Europe, the spirited sisters find themselves caught up in their country’s struggle for freedom.
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    The Princeton History of Modern Ireland

    Richard Bourke & Ian McBride (Eds)
    Charts the pivotal events in the history of modern Ireland while providing perspectives on topics ranging from colonialism and nationalism to political violence, famine, emigration, and feminism. Takes readers from the Tudor conquest in the sixteenth century to the contemporary boom and bust of the Celtic Tiger, exploring key political developments as well as major social and cultural movements.
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    The Love of Strangers

    Nile Green
    Chronicles the frustration and fellowship of six Iranian students abroad to open a unique window onto the transformative encounter between an Evangelical England and an Islamic Iran at the dawn of the modern age.

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    And Yet... Essays

    Christopher Hitchens
    A volume of Christopher Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics.
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    Conversations with Miller (Centenary Edition)

    Mel Gussow (Foreword by Richard Eyre)

    New York Times drama critic Mel Gussow first met Arthur Miller in 1963 during rehearsals of After the Fall, the play inspired by Miller’s marriage to Marilyn Monroe. They then met regularly over the following forty years. Conversations with Miller records what was discussed at more than a dozen of these meetings, resulting in a revealing self-portrait of one of the giants of twentieth-century literature.

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    Approximately in the Key of C

    Tony Curtis
    "Tony Curtis's humour and charm, and ability to turn a poem with the seemingly simplest of images, and that understanding of how words will play over the listener's ear, are hallmarks
    which are pleasingly brought to the fore on the page" - Michael McKimm, The Warwick Review
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    Francis Bacon in Your Blood

    Michael Peppiatt
    Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 when Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no-holds-barred conversation that would continue until Bacon's death thirty years later.

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