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    In Search of the Irish Dreamtime

    J. P. Mallory

    Following his account of Irish origins drawing on archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, J. P. Mallory returns to the subject to investigate what he calls the Irish Dreamtime: the native Irish retelling of their own origins, as related by medieval manuscripts.

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    The Hurley-Maker's Son

    Patrick Deeley
    In a style reminiscent of John McGahern’s Memoir, Patrick Deeley’s paced prose unfolds his childhood as a series of evocative moments, from the intricate workings of the timber workshop run by his father to the slow taking apart of an old tractor and the physical burial of a steam engine; from his mother’s steady work on an old Singer sewing machine to his father’s vertiginous quickstep on the roof of their house.

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    Hitler

    Volker Ullrich; Jefferson Chase (trans)
    While charting in detail Hitler’s life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War against the politics of the times, Volker Ullrich unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions.
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    The Collected Short Stories

    Dermot Healy
    A collection of Dermot Healy's intricate and innovative short stories that helped relaunch the Irish short story tradition. Set in small-town Ireland and the equally suffocating confines of the Irish expat communities of 1970s London, Healy’s stories show compassion toward the marginalized and the dispossessed.
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    The Metamorphosis of the World

    Ulrich Beck
    Much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics.
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    Vinny's Wilderness

    Janet Shepperson

    A novel by Janet Shepperson set in South Belfast which deals with childhood friendship and motherhood. 

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    Irish Days, Indian Memories

    Conor Mulvagh
    The little-known story of the fourth President of India and fellow Indian Law students attending UCD and King’s Inns during the dramatic years of 1913-1916. Diaries, letters and college records reveal unique insights into student life and the Indian students’ reaction to the political violence of the period.
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    Death Shall Be Dethroned

    Hélène Cixous
    The translation into English of another instalment of Hélène Cixous's ongoing reflection on the profound connection between writing and loss
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    Black Rose Days

    Martin Malone
    This mystery novel is the latest powerful work by Martin Malone.
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    An Affair with My Mother

    Caitríona Palmer

    Caitriona Palmer writes about the search for her birth mother, the strong attachment they developed once she found her, and the painful condition to this joyous new relationship: her mother wished to keep it - to keep Caitriona - secret from her family, from her friends, from everyone.

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    A Fortunate Man

    John Berger
    In A Fortunate Man, Berger's text and the photography of Jean Mohr reveal with extraordinary intensity the life of a remarkable man. It is a portrait of one selfless individual and the rural community for which he became the hub. With a new introduction by writer and GP, Gavin Francis.
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    Thomas and Mary

    Tim Parks
    In this love story in reverse, Tim Parks recounts what happens when youthful devotion has long given way to dog walking, separate bed times, and tensions over who left the fridge door open.
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    The Irish Landscape

    Peadar McArdle
    A county-by-county exploration of Ireland’s remarkable landscape and the impact it has had on Irish history and culture.
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    The Wing Orderly’s Tales

    Carlo Gébler
    Carlo Gebler's new novel, set in Her Majesty’s Prison Loanend where inmate Harold ‘Chalky’ Chalkman serving twelve years for a violent assault, and lucky not to have been done for attempted murder, works as the orderly to ‘E’ and ‘F’ wings.

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    John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition

    Stanley van der Ziel
    John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition presents McGahern as a novelist of ideas by showing how his fiction engages in a knowing and self-conscious way with ideas about literature from different historical periods. It is a study of McGahern’s fiction seen through the literary influences that shaped his imagination.
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    In Praise of Forgetting

    David Rieff
    Ranging widely across some of the defining conflicts of modern times - the Irish Troubles and the Easter Uprising of 1916, the white settlement of Australia, the American Civil War, the Balkan wars, the Holocaust, and 9/11 - David Rieff presents an examination of the uses and abuses of historical memory.
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    This is the Ritual

    Rob Doyle
    In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to his debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, Rob Doyle brings us a collection of stories whose characters are lost in the universe and in themselves. They come off the page spitting with rage and wit: deluded, tormented and all too human.
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    Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

    Oliver P. Rafferty SJ
    This collection of essays looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Issues such as religious perceptions of the Famine, Cardinal Cullen’s role in shaping the ethos of Irish Catholicism and the role of memory, including religious memory, in Irish violence combine to make this a fascinating study.
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    The Shaping of Modern Ireland

    Eugenio Biagini and Daniel Mulhall (Eds)
    High-profile contributors re-write the seminal 1960s collection, originally published by Conor Cruise O’Brien, offering unparalleled understanding of prominent figures in Irish history and politics from 1890s to 1916 and beyond.
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    The Noise of Time

    Julian Barnes

    Julian Barnes’s first novel since his Booker-winning The Sense of an Ending. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage.

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