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    Diaries and Selected Letters: Mikhail Bulgakov

    Mikhail Bulgakov; Roger Cockrell (trans)
    This ample selection from the diaries and letters of Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of The Master and Margarita – now regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century literature – provides an insightful glimpse into the author’s world and into a fascinating period of Russian history and literature, telling the tragic tale of the fate of an artist under a totalitarian regime.

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    Dublin 7

    Bernard Neary
    A beautifully illustrated volume (with maps and photographs) covering the rich history of Dublin 7, including the areas of Ashtown, Broadstone, Cabra, Cardiffsbridge, Grangegorman, the Navan Road, Phibsborough, the Royal Canal, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, Church Street and the Quays.
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    Grand Hotel Abyss

    Stuart Jeffries
    In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of the modern world. This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today.

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    Michael Davitt After the Land League, 1882-1906

    Carla King
    Michael Davitt is known as the 'Father of the Land League', but this book uncovers Davitt above and beyond the Land League, bringing his later story back into the light by exploring his career in the 24 years between his leadership of the Land League and his death in 1906.
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    Swing Time

    Zadie Smith

    Zadie Smith's new novel moves from north west London to West Africa, a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them.

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    Butterflies of a Bad Summer

    Karl Parkinson
    New poetry collection from Dublin's Karl Parkinson, an exciting new poetic voice. "Parkinson has set himself up unashamedly and without irony as a singer of the human soul in its contrary states of degradation and exaltation. It’s worth listening to him." - The Irish Times
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    To Air the Soul, Throw All the Windows Wide

    Mary Dorcey
    New and Selected Poems by critically acclaimed Irish poet Mary Dorcey.
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    The Times Great Irish Lives

    Charles Lysaght

     A rich history of Ireland's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive. This book features the major Irish figures of influence from the last 200 years, from Daniel O’Connell to Ian Paisley, and this updated second edition builds includes some of Ireland’s most notable characters from the modern era, such as Maeve Binchy, Conor Cruise O’Brien and Terry Wogan.

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    Eavan Boland: Inside History

    Siobhan Campbell and Nessa O'Mahony (eds)

    A new volume of essays and poems in response to the work of the internationally-renowned Irish poet, Eavan Boland. It is a reappraisal of Boland’s influence as a poet and critic in the 21st century and the first major commissioned collection of essays to be published on Boland.

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    Time Pieces

    John Banville
    Alternating between vignettes of John Banville's own past, and present-day historical explorations of the city, Time Pieces is a vivid evocation of childhood and memory, that 'bright abyss' in which 'time's alchemy works'. Accompanied by images of the city by photographer Paul Joyce.

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    The Adulterous Muse

    Adrian Frazier
    Maud Gonne was the beautiful and charismatic inspiration of Yeats’s love poetry, a leading activist in the Irish republican movement and the founder of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland). One hundred and fifty years after her birth, everyone still knows her face, but her life remains something of a mystery. This group biography pursues the story of Gonne's romances with Lucien Millevoye, W. B. Yeats, and John MacBride.
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    Beyond the Centre

    Writers in their own Words
    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Irish Writers Centre, Beyond the Centre: Writers in their own Words is a landmark anthology of essays by some of Ireland’s foremost contemporary writers, specially commissioned and edited by Declan Meade, publisher of The Stinging Fly.
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    Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

    John Stubbs
    John Stubbs' biography follows Swift through his many battles, for and against authority, and in his many contradictions, as a priest who sought to uphold the dogma of his church; as a man who was quite prepared to defy convention, not least in his unshakeable attachment to an unmarried woman, his 'Stella'; and as a writer whose vision showed that no single creed holds all of the answers.

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    Modern Ireland and Revolution

    Cormac O’Malley
    Leading Irish and American historians and academics deliver critical essays that consider the life, writings and monumental influence of Ernie O’Malley, and the modern arts that influenced him. In this collection, art and revolution coincide, enriching every preconception of the minds that supported both sides of the Treaty, and revealing untoward truths about the Irish Free State’s process of remembrance.
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    Harp Studies: Perspectives on the Irish Harp

    Sandra Joyce & Helen Lawlor
    Taking an expansive view of the harp through history and music, these essays individually engage with the variety of ways in which the harp has been interpreted and implicated in Irish culture, politics and music from the 9th century to the present day.
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    Elena Ferrante

    A glimpse into the drawers of Elena Ferrante’s writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.

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    Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy

    Neil Murphy and Keith Hopper
    A comprehensive collection of critical essays, memoirs, poetry, and other writerly responses devoted to the life and work of the late Dermot Healy (1947– 2014). Healy was an accomplished poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and editor, and so these essays and observations address the entire range of his eclectic oeuvre.
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    A Single Headstrong Heart

    Kevin Myers

    Kevin Myers’ memoir, a prequel to Watching The Door, describes in a first-person narrative his childhood up to the early years of his career as a journalist and his departure from University College Dublin in the late 1960s.

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    Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents

    Fergal Lenehan

    An examination of German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period to the years of the Celtic Tiger and Ireland’s subsequent economic downturn.

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