When the Facts Change

    Tony Judt
    A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.
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    Thomas Fitzpatrick and 'The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly', 1905–1915

    James Curry and Ciarán Wallace
    This collection of works from The Lepracaun gives fresh insights into Irish life in an overlooked period. Introductory essays on Thomas Fitzpatrick’s life and career, and on the social and political context of the times, complement the detailed commentaries which accompany each image.
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    The Templars, the Witch and the Wild Irish

    Maeve Brigid Callan
    Ireland's medieval heresy trials, which occurred in the fourteenth century are analysed in this book. The author contends that Ireland’s trials resulted more from feuds than doctrinal deviance and reveal a range of political, cultural, ethnic, and gender concerns in the colony.
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    Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

    Jacob T. Levy
    This wide-ranging book argues that, both normatively and historically, liberal political thought rests on a deep tension between a rationalist suspicion of intermediate and local group power, and a pluralism favorable toward intermediate group life, preserving a suspicion for the centralizing state.
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    Powers of Possibility

    Alex Houen
    Powers of Possibility explores how American experimental writers since the 1960s have set about presenting exactly that while engaging with specific issues of social power. The book covers a range of writers, literary genres, and political issues, including: Allen Ginsberg's anti-Vietnam War poems, Black Power theatre and the Space Programmes.
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    Palestine Speaks

    Mateo Hoke and Cate Malek (Eds)
    In Palestine Speaks men and women from the West Bank and Gaza describe in their own words how their lives have been shaped by the conflict. This includes eyewitness accounts of the most recent attacks on Gaza in 2014.
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    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    Paul Muldoon
    Paul Muldoon's new book is concerned with watchfulness. Heedful, hard won, head-turning, heartfelt, these poems attempt to bring scrutiny to bear on everything, including scrutiny itself. The book confirms Nick Laird's assessment, in the New York Review of Books, that Paul Muldoon 'writes poems like no one else.'
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    Nathaniel Clements (1705–77)

    Anthony Malcomson
    This book argues that Nathaniel Clements was an enlightened patron of architecture who influenced upper-class residential development in Dublin and popularised a particular form of Palladian ‘villa-farm’ partly because of who he was – a high-ranking and well-connected government official and an arbiter of fashion and taste.
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    Where Have You Been

    Michael Hofmann
    Michael Hofmann is one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. In these thirty essays, Hofmann brings his signature wit and sustained critical mastery to a poetic, penetrating, and candid discussion of the writers and artists of the last hundred years.
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    Marked Off

    Don Cameron
    In the leafy suburb of Booterstown, a brutal and shocking murder of a local woman occurs. Marked Off tells the tale of a Dublin rendered frighteningly unfamiliar by the antics of a troubled killer.
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    Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World

    Philippe Van Parijs

    The growing dominance of the English language is frequently perceived as being grossly unjust; this book starts off arguing that the dissemination of competence in a common lingua franca is a process to be welcomed and accelerated.

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    The Irish Poet and the Natural World

    Andrew Carpenter and Lucy Collins

    Annotated anthology of poems with a rich variety of Irish texts depicting the relationship between humans and the environment between the years 1580 and 1820.

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    Germany

    Neil MacGregor
    For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves?
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    Dead Man Talking

    Roddy Doyle

    Pat and Joe Murphy were best friends for as long as anyone could remember. That is, until a big fight tore them apart five years ago. And they haven’t spoken until this, the night before Joe’s funeral.

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    Spill Simmer Falter Wither

    Sara Baume
    Springtime, and two misfits – one an eccentric loner and the other a one-eyed dog – forge an unlikely relationship. In a tired seaside town, these outcasts find solace in each other. But as their friendship grows, they are driven away by a community that perceives menace where there is only mishap.
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    Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge

    Tomás Ó Cathasaigh; Matthieu Boyd (Ed)

    A collection of essays by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, which together constitute a magisterial survey of early Irish narrative literature in the vernacular.

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    At the End of Military Intervention

    Robert Johnson and Timothy Clack (Eds)

    An introduction to the issues of transition, handover and withdrawal, drawing on a wide range of post-1945 examples derived from a variety of regions and periods.

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    A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

    Göran Rosenberg

    In this intelligent and deeply moving book, Göran Rosenberg returns to his childhood in order to tell the story of his father who survived the Lodz ghetto in Auschwitz

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    Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness

    Nathaniel Tkacz
    Nathaniel Tkacz uses Wikipedia, the most prominent product of open organization, to analyse the theory and politics of openness in practice – including discussions of edit wars, article deletion policies and user access levels.
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    The Age of the Crisis of Man

    Mark Greif
    An intellectual and literary history of a mid-century American cultural episode forgotten today. Essayist Mark Greif recovers this lost line of thought to show how it influenced society, politics, and culture before, during, and long after World War II.
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