I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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Issue 142, March 2022

German Lessons

Enda O’Doherty writes: Up to his death at the age of ninety-three in 2013, Marcel Reich-Ranicki had long been the most influential literary critic in Germany and the German-speaking lands (Sprachraum). Through his contributions to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) and later Der Spiegel, Reich-Ranicki provided his readers with authoritative judgments on what, in German […]

Poems from the Lake

The compassionate vision and literary mastery of Eleanor Hooker

Cosmic Loneliness

Fictional therapy for the ‘climate grief’ of the ecotrauma epidemic

The Stendhal of Norfolk

New poetry volumes from Annemarie Ní Churreáin and George Szirtes

In Search of Psyche

Waiting for the beautiful and fragile signs of summer to flutter by

Peeing in the Pool

The territory from the Jordan to the sea is already a single binational state.

A Solo Dancer

A poetic memory key, a USB to retrieve a long and well-lived life

A Season in Spain

John Banville’s new novel set on the shores of the Bay of Biscay

Radical Dissenter

William Drennan, radical Protestant and backer of Catholic Emancipation

A Voracious Reader

Peering into Stalin’s soul from the scribbles in the margins of his books