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

    Getting Beyond No

    Connal Parr
    There are stirrings in Ulster Loyalist groupings which may, if they mature, disprove the old cliché that Northern Protestants have no culture other than the Orange Order and Rangers football club.
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    AN IMPERIAL MEDIEVALIST

    Nicola Gordon Bowe
    A collection of essays pays timely tribute to one of the greatest scholars that Ireland has ever produced.
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    Made in China

    Luna Dolezal
    Dave Eggers’s beautifully written new novel offers a melancholy and dreamlike portrait of America in decline.
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    Labour Waits

    Padraig Yeates
    Irish socialism was divided and weak in the early decades of the twentieth century, while the axis of trade union solidarity ran through Dublin and Merseyside, not Dublin, Belfast and Cork.
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    SYRIA'S UPRISING

    Mary Russell
    Concord between various ethnic groups in Syria appeared evident until acts of obscene violence began to be carried out by both the regime and anti-regime forces. But few people in the future will want to live alongside those they suspect of destroying their homes and families.
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    Debating the Nation

    John Swift
    An anthology of the most important Dáil debates of the last sixty years covers vital economic matters, Northern Ireland and the nation’s ongoing difficulties with matters of sexual morality and their consequences.
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    Strong Hand, Beloved Leader

    Maurice Earls
    A hoard of letters written by Germans to Hitler show a people keen to abdicate their responsibility and infantilise themselves, but they do not indicate any great enthusiasm for either Nazi ideology or territorial aggression
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    INSURRECTIONISTS AND SKIRMISHERS

    Maurice Earls
    When you lose in politics there is a tendency for others ‑ particularly the young ‑ to question, if not denounce, your tactics. Notwithstanding the impressive list of achievements and concessions won by O’Connell over thirty-odd years, his ending was an example of the dictum that all political careers end in failure.
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    Soundtrack to the Century

    Kevin Stevens
    For fifty years, Duke Ellington was America’s most important and innovative musical figure, achieving distinction as a composer, arranger, songwriter, bandleader and pianist, and writing and producing timeless music of every kind.
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    LITERATURE IS ALWAYS NOW

    Gerald Dawe
    The idea of retreat or retrenchment might surprise those who see nothing but good in the present, with its ceaselessly productive creative arts, but Derek Mahon wants nothing to do with this cheerful complacency.
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