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

    Odysseus Abroad

    Amit Chaudhuri
    It’s 1985. 22-year-old Ananda has been a student in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. Over the course of one day, we follow Ananda and his eccentric uncle Radhesh on one of their weekly forays about town. Weaving back and forth in time, Chaudhuri gradually reveals the background to the two men’s lives.
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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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    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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    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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    Poetry Notebook: 2006–2014

    Clive James
    Critic and writer Clive James presents a distillation of all he's learned about the art form of poetry, offering close readings of individual poems and poets (from Shakespeare to Larkin, Keats to Pound), and in some case second readings or re-readings late in life.
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    Loving Literature

    Deidre Shauna Lynch
    A cultural investigation into our view of books as objects of affection and its roots in late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century publishing, reading habits, and domestic history, as well as the expectation that professional literary scholars should not just study, but love literature, and inculcate that love in generations of students.
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    Grimm Legacies

    Jack Zipes
    Literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present, revealing how they came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the fairy tale.
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    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell

    A kaleidoscopic novel from David Mitchell, following and combining stories from the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future.

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    Some Luck

    Jane Smiley
    Jane Smiley’s new novel following the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. Each chapter in Some Luck covers a single year, beginning in 1920.
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    Poets and the Peacock Dinner

    Lucy McDiarmid
    Through examining letters, diaries, unknown poems and more, Lucy McDiarmid offers a new view of the literary friendships of major writers: Yeats and Ezra Pound, Lady Gregory and Yeats, and the hidden romantic affair of Lady Gregory and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.
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    Marilynne Robinson
    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson returns to the town of Gilead in a new novel telling the story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.
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    H is for Hawk

    Helen Macdonald
    Follows Helen Macdonald's quest to tame a hawk in the aftermath of her father’s death, as well as offering a biography of the novelist, T.H. White, who inspired her obsession with falconry.
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    The Consolations of Writing

    Rivkah Zim

    Reveals why the great contributors to the tradition of prison writing are among the most crucial figures in Western literature, pairing writers from different periods and cultural settings, carefully examining the rhetorical strategies they used in captivity, often under the threat of death.

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    Maintaining a Place: Conditions of Metaphor in Modern American

    Maria Stuart, Fionnghuala Sweeney, Fionnuala Dillane, and John Brannigan (eds)
    An international collection of critical and creative work exploring the ongoing transatlantic influence exerted by the American poetic tradition on contemporary writers and honouring Ron Callan for his unique contribution to the field of American Studies in Ireland.
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    Best European Fiction 2015

    Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas

    Now in its fifth year, this annual anthology of European literature features a combination of established names and authors making their English-language debuts. Special attention is paid to smaller countries, whose literature is often overlooked in favour of the major languages.

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    Hadrien Laroche (Jan Steyn and Caite Dolan-Leach, trans)

    A forlorn traveller is taken in by three suffering orphans, who, in the midst of their pain, give him food and shelter.

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    Ezra Pound: Poet

    A. David Moody

    Second volume of A. David Moody's full-scale portrait, covering Pound's middle years, his achievement as a poet and a composer as well as his complicated personal relationships.

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    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

    Hilary Mantel

    Hilary Mantel’s collection of short stories sees her write about marriage, class, family, sex, and of course the title story’s “what if?” question.

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    The Zone of Interest

    Martin Amis

    A violently dark love story set against set against a backdrop of unadulterated evil, and a journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

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    This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    Ann Patchett

    Ann Patchett reveals the big experiences and little moments which have shaped her as a daughter, wife, friend and writer.

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