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

    Interrupted Lives

    Gerald Dawe
    Fate dealt harshly with both JG Farrell and Stewart Parker, two hugely gifted Irish writers who died in their forties


    Guilty Truant

    Seamus O’Mahony
    A biography of the celebrated writer and director Jonathan Miller finds a man who has never forgiven himself for abandoning his first career in medicine.

    The Sexual Caterwaul

    Michael Hinds
    It is difficult, in a permissive society, to define what is obscene. But to find at least something obscene shows that you are a sentient person.

    The Harvest In

    Barra Ó Seaghdha
    Seamus Heaney’s conception of poetry meant he had to trust that his disciplined tending of the ground would lead to harvest, that if the writing self was kept open the poems would come through.

    Weimar Stories

    Rob Sternberg

    The German-Dutch writer Hans Keilson reached a new English-speaking audience when his novels from the 1930s were reissued. This rediscovery came when Keilson was 100.

    Oscar Wilde and the Irish

    Brian Earls
    Far from being a marginal figure in independent Ireland, Wilde was viewed with considerable interest and good will.
    This is the second of a two-part series tracking Oscar Wilde’s reputation in Ireland from his “disgrace” in 1895 to the present.

    West Cork and The Writing of History

    John M Regan
    In reply to Dr Eve Morrison