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The Wild Harvest

Cormac Ó Gráda
Before the inexorable advance of the conifer, the picking of wild berries on Irish hillsides often provided a welcome seasonal boost in income for poorer rural families.
Apr 22, 2013, 16:27 PM

Street Smart

Fintan Vallely
Lyrics have been defined as short poems written to the accompaniment of a musical instrument, but should Paul Muldoon’s lyrics be judged primarily as poems or as songs?
Apr 22, 2013, 14:16 PM

Restless Eric

John Mulqueen
Eric Hobsbawm, perhaps the most respected of twentieth century historians, still manages to impress from beyond the grave with a wide-ranging tour of culture and society.
Apr 21, 2013, 19:43 PM

Sacred Egoist

Michael McDonald
The Italian critic and editor Roberto Calasso enjoys a considerable reputation among the literary-critical elite, but how much substance or originality is there in his anti-rational musings?
Apr 21, 2013, 17:31 PM

Not telling

Maureen O’Connor
Edna O’Brien’s memoir refuses to satisfy our curiosity or submit to the demands for interpretation. She has fought others’ desire for control from childhood, and in her eighties is still fighting.
Apr 21, 2013, 17:19 PM

A Moralist in the Newsroom

Enda O’Doherty
As well as being a novelist and philosopher, Albert Camus was, at various times of his life, a journalist, working as reporter, editor and columnist. It was a profession about which he held very strong views.
Apr 21, 2013, 17:12 PM