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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

A Ghost is Born

Tim Groenland
In a new biography, David Foster Wallace mostly emerges as a sympathetic figure, a troubled man whose fearsome intelligence seemed only to exponentially increase his unhappiness.
Dec 4, 2012, 13:59 PM

Bitter Truths

John Minahane
A new generation of Slovak poets has rejected the central themes of the communist and Christian past, now seen as lies or illusions. But the truths of post-communism are hard on the spirit.
Dec 4, 2012, 13:48 PM

Losing Our Cool

John Fanning
After the Gold Rush, after the slump, perhaps Ireland could just learn to relax, and regain its creativity and its cool.
Dec 4, 2012, 14:08 PM

Do You Believe In Magic?

Frank McGuinness
The truth is never pure and rarely simple, and in Macbeth fair is foul and foul is fair.
Dec 4, 2012, 14:14 PM