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

A Tiny Space of Little Importance

Ailbhe Darcy
As most of Ireland seethes at the individuals who prospered while the country pitched over into a financial sump, Justin Quinn has composed a novel that not only asks us to sympathise with one of those wealthy figures but actually to accept him as a tragic hero.
Dec 1, 2013, 20:57 PM
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Frolicking in the Ether

Ailbhe Darcy
Ciaran Perry’s second poetry collection has feel of a project wholly preconceived and systematically carried out, almost like a doctoral dissertation. Fortunately, he has knitted so skilfully that the sense of a systematic project pales, in the end, against the sense of an achievement.
Jan 26, 2014, 21:27 PM
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Time is What We’re Made of

Ailbhe Darcy
Peter Sirr professes wariness of ‘consoling fictions’, of too easy moments of spiritual plenitude, which too easily pass from us again. His new collection catalogues temporary moments of access to the eternal, but it also stresses our inevitable mortality.
Jan 3, 2015, 17:04 PM
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What Next?

Ailbhe Darcy
Justin Quinn is fascinated by the inevitability that rhyme suggests: as one rhyme brings on another, so we are born, produce other lives, and die. Generation follows generation in a process that has fascinated Quinn since he wrote of the birth of his children in ‘Fuselage’.
Jan 5, 2016, 17:27 PM
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