Young Ireland and the Writing of Irish History

    James Quinn
    Explores the Young Ireland vision of history which would inspire generations with a pride in Ireland's history, and would set the scene for the revolutionary period 1916-21 that followed.
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    Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957

    Patricia Kennedy
    The story of how the Catholic Church met the welfare needs of Irish emigrants in Britain since the 1950s. Based on personal interviews and newly discovered archive material.
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    The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

    Cary Nelson (ed)
    A comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, covering a wide array of topics including the influence of jazz; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more.
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    The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015

    Dermot Bolger and Ciaran Carty (eds)
    This anthology features a selection of twenty-five of the finest stories shortlisted for the Hennessy Awards over the past decade. Some writers have since gained wide recognition and some are still in the process of making their voices heard.
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    Suicide: A Modern Obession

    Derek Beattie; Dr Patrick Devitt

    When is it okay for a person to kill themself? How have ideas about this changed over time, and how do they differ across cultures? How do Ireland’s suicide rates, especially among its young men, compare to rates in other countries in Europe and beyond?

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    Sentenced to Life

    Clive James
    In his new collection Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.

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    Rule Breakers

    Niamh Hourigan
    Niamh Hourigan’s book paints a picture of the Irish national character, from its colonial history to its current-day dramas. The Ireland that emerges is a country where outcomes are often decided by who rather than what you know, and where – for good or for bad – rules are sometimes made to be broken.
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    Regimes of Historicity

    François Hartog; Saskia Brown (trans)
    François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society's "regimes of historicity," or its ways of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Hannah Arendt, Reinhart Koselleck, and Paul Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts.
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    Demeter Does Not Remember

    Mary Madec

    Mary Madec’s second poetry collection explores the mother-daughter relationship through the Demeter-Persephone myth as well as the process of mourning through menopause.

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    Anthropology of Connection

    Jeanne Riou
    Examining perception in the discourses of 1900, this study aims to uncover some of the less apparent emotional undercurrents of scientific theories of understanding. “Connections” may be either theories of society and social action, or they may be a manner of narrating the self and its links, emotional and intellectual, to the world.
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    On Elizabeth Bishop

    Colm Tóibín
    Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences—the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging across her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Tóibín creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a novelist.
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    A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of 1916

    Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald
    A collection of poems of revolution and dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland - focusing on before, during and after the 1916 Rising.
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    A Taste of Love

    Theodora FitzGibbon
    The two-volume autobiography of Irish Times food writer Theodora FitzGibbon charting her bohemian appetite for love, pleasure, and good food, which took her all over the globe until her death, in Dublin, in 1991.
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    Young Eliot

    Robert Crawford
    A major biography to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century’s most important poet from his childhood in St Louis right up to the publication of his most famous poem, The Waste Land.
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    The Girl from Human Street

    Roger Cohen
    In the wake of his mother's death, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen writes about the journeys made by both his maternal and paternal family from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States and Israel.
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    The Days of Surprise

    Paul Durcan
    Paul Durcan’s new poetry collection, winner of the lifetime achievement Irish book award 2014.
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    A Spool of Blue Thread

    Anne Tyler
    ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before.
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    So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Jon Ronson
    Jon Ronson’s exploration of the force of shame in the world today, based on meetings with those on the receiving end of high-profile public shamings around the world.
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    The Irish Times: 150 Years of Influence

    Terence Brown
    Terence Brown tells the story of the newspaper from its foundation in 1859, analysing its stance during events ranging from The Easter Rising, The Civil War, the Troubles and the recent economic recession.
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    Inside the GPO 1916

    Joe Good, Maurice Good (Ed), Robert Ballagh (intro)
    A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath from Joe Good, a member of the Irish Volunteers who guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin, based on his journals and edited by his son Maurice.
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