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    Avenue of Mysteries

    John Irving

    John Irving's new novel is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past - in Mexico - collides with his future.


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    Citizens

    Kevin Curran
    This novel creates a conversation across a century, between two disparate characters, in one unique interwoven story that combines the historical epic with contemporary cultural commentary. 
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    Who's Who in the Dublin Rising 1916

    Joseph E. A. Connell,Jnr
    This book lists those who made up the garrisons during Dublin's Easter Rising in 1916, and gives a short biography of them.
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    Unthinkable: Great Ideas for now

    Joe Humphreys
    Irish Times journalist and author Joe Humphreys tracks down leading thinkers to answer some of the most pressing questions facing humanity. Drawn from his absorbing columns in The Irish Times, Unthinkable seeks to road-test your reasoning, and raise the quality of public debate.
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    Surveillance After Snowden

    David Lyon
    Surveillance expert David Lyon guides the reader through Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of invisible monitoring of innocent citizens, the collusion of government agencies and for-profit companies and the implications for how we conceive of privacy in a democratic society infused by the lure of big data.
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    Shane O'Neill

    Ciaran Brady
    An account of Shane O'Neill's key role in sixteenth century Ireland, returning this neglected and misunderstood historical figure to the centre of a turbulent period in Irish history.
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    Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz

    Lauren Arrington

    Drawing from new archival material, including previously untranslated newspaper articles, the book explores the interests and concerns of Europeans invested in suffrage, socialism, and nationhood; and brings Casimir Markievicz into the foreground of the story and explains how his liberal imperialism and Constance's socialist republicanism arose from shared experiences, even as their politics remained distinct.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Petrarch

    Albert Russell Ascoli and Unn Falkeid
    A wide-ranging study of Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304–1374), best known for his influential collection of Italian lyric poetry dedicated to his beloved Laura, was also a remarkable classical scholar, a deeply religious thinker and a philosopher of secular ethics.
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    Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland

    Tom Inglis
    Tom Inglis explores the meanings of life as told by one-hundred ordinary people living around Ireland.
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    Irish Economic Development

    Eoin O'Leary
    An exploration of how Ireland’s export-led growth is associated more with the attraction of foreign-assisted businesses than with the development of critical masses of internationally competitive indigenous businesses; and considers future opportunities offered by the EU’s smart-specialization policy and future threats from increased international tax competition.
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    Ireland and its Elsewheres

    Harry Clifton
    In this, the second volume in UCD Press's The Poet's Chair series publishing the public lectures of the Ireland Professors of Poetry, the distinguished Dublin poet Harry Clifton - who has lived and worked all over the globe - focuses on locating himself and other Irish poets in relation to the literary traditions of Britain, Europe and the United States.
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    Hecuba

    Marina Carr
    In this play, Marina Carr’s bold response to Euripides (‘the most intensely tragic of all poets’ — Aristotle), there's a demand for further bloodshed.
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    The Hotel Years

    Joseph Roth

    In the 1920s and 30s, Joseph Roth travelled extensively in Europe, leading a peripatetic life living in hotels and writing about the towns through which he passed.


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    Northern Irish Poetry and Domestic Space

    Adam Hanna
    The book explores why houses, in some ways the most private of spaces, have taken up such visibly public positions in the work of a range of poets from Northern Ireland: Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and Medbh McGuckian.
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    Echowave

    Joe Joyce
    The final novel in the fast-paced trilogy by Joe Joyce.
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    Charlotte Brontë

    Claire Harman

    On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, Penguin is publishing the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman.

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    Big Jim Larkin: Hero or Wrecker?

    Emmet O'Connor
    In the first full-length biography, leading Labour historian Emmet O'Connor thoroughly evaluates Labour leader and agitator, Jim Larkin.
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    Between Two Fires

    Justin Quinn
    The first book to look at Cold War Poetry in a transnational context, showing how Communist cultural discourse played an integral role in postwar anglophone poetry.
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    Beckett's Friendship

    André Bernold
    Meeting in the cafés and streets of Paris, with  conversations noted and hesitancies observed, the gradual exfoliation of a personality is revealed across the last decade of Beckett’s life as one intellectual appraises another.
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