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DRESSED TRIPE AND TIPSY FIGS

Having been exposed to French cooking and French life always puts you a notch up, writes American novelist James Salter. Which could explain a thing or two.
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WAUGH IN ABYSSINIA

Evelyn Waugh went to Abyssinia as a war reporter in 1935, where he mostly missed the war but thought the Italians were doing a good job of spreading civilisation in darkest Africa.
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PHILIP LARKIN IN WEST BELFAST

The young poet arrived in Ulster's capital in 1950 and soon got his first glimpse of the province's great tradition of sectarian politics.
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POLITICAL POETS

Beware of poets' mere opinions or opinionating, writes David Wheatley. Many construct whole personae to this end, while secretly defying the reader to see them awry, in an entirely different light.
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DOES GLOBAL CULTURE EXIST?

Tim Parks asks if the power of global literary models, particularly in fiction, can have harmful effects on personal and national self-expression.
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Philip Roth: Enough Failure

Philip Roth's French interview announcing the end of his writing career has just been published in English.
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REMEMBERING WILFRED OWEN

Today is Remembrance Day. But what is it that we are remembering - the dead or "the fallen", the pity of war or its glory, waste or "sacrifice"?
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THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE

Orhan Pamuk talks about his most recently translated novel and his Museum of Innocence project in Istanbul, based on the novel of the same name.
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JOYCE ON THE BATTER

He asked them for credit, they answered him 'Yea' ...
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CHEAP SHOTS

AN Wilson has a bit of a laugh at the expense of victims of sexual exploitation.
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SPLITTING THE VOTE

Young Nathan Zuckerman is preaching to his father about politics, but his father has some lessons too about what the Republican party is for.
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SEEING BRIGHT PICTURES

Charlotte Brontë receives some well meant advice from a more senior literary figure, which however she finds a little confusing.
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OTHER PEOPLE’S TRADES

Being a writer can be and has been combined with many other activities, manufacturing paint and varnish for example.
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QUIXOTE IN WICKLOW

A decayed country house moves JM Synge to a creative empathy for its vanished inhabitants.
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