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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Issue140, January 2022

Hounding Oscar

Oscar Wilde on Trial: The Criminal Proceedings from Arrest to Imprisonment, by Joseph Bristow, Yale University Press, 672 pp, £65, ISBN: 978-0300222722 This is certainly not the first book to be devoted to the trials of Oscar Wilde. As early as 1912 there was Christopher Sclater Millard’s Oscar Wilde: Three Times Tried. The word has […]

A Revolutionary’s Life

An affectionate portrait of Ernie O’Malley in war and in exile

Family Troubles

Nobel laureate Louise Glück’s poetic use of figures from Greek mythology

Wheeler Dealers

Luke Cassidy’s novel of drug deals, heists and mess-ups along the border

Making Israel Unreal

Opinion: The faulty thinking of the boycott and divestment campaign

Caldron Bubble

Where the line that separates our lives from chaos seems alarmingly thin

From out of the Box

Vona Groarke marshals her strengths to poems notably apt for ‘these times’

Hello to Berlin

Dropping in, not dropping out: Irish emigrants find a new destination

Hugging Stalin

Growing up under, and then losing, the certainty that socialism will win

Where To Next?

Joe Cleary explores world literature and Irish literature’s place in it