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

    After Desire

    Phyl Herbert
    A debut collection of short stories from Phyl Herbert.
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    Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland

    John McCourt
    First book-length study of the great Victorian novelist's relationship with Ireland, the country which became his second home and was the location of his first personal and professional success.
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    Swift and Others

    Claude Rawson
    A collection of recent essays, as well as classic earlier work extensively revised, to offer fresh insights into an era when Swift's voice was a pervasive presence.
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    Selected Poems: Seán Ó Ríordáin

    Seán Ó Ríordáin; Frank Sewell (ed)
    Ó Ríordáin led a new generation of poets writing in mid-twentieth century Ireland and this selection of poems brings most of his works to English-language readers for the first time; they appear in their original Irish alongside English translations by some of Ireland's leading poets.
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    Rambling Jack

    Michael Ó Conghaile; Katherine Duffy (trans)
    This novella recounts the imagination of a lonely old man who becomes obsessed by a beautiful young girl in his village.
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    Pond

    Claire-Louise Bennett
    Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town.
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    The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015

    Dermot Bolger and Ciaran Carty (eds)
    This anthology features a selection of twenty-five of the finest stories shortlisted for the Hennessy Awards over the past decade. Some writers have since gained wide recognition and some are still in the process of making their voices heard.
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    Demeter Does Not Remember

    Mary Madec

    Mary Madec’s second poetry collection explores the mother-daughter relationship through the Demeter-Persephone myth as well as the process of mourning through menopause.

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    On Elizabeth Bishop

    Colm Tóibín
    Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences—the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging across her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Tóibín creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a novelist.
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    A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of 1916

    Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald
    A collection of poems of revolution and dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland - focusing on before, during and after the 1916 Rising.
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    The Days of Surprise

    Paul Durcan
    Paul Durcan’s new poetry collection, winner of the lifetime achievement Irish book award 2014.
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    Haunt

    Mark Granier
    The fourth poetry collection from Mark Granier, winner of the New Writer Poetry Prize, the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship.
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    Goat’s Milk

    Frank Ormsby
    A comprehensive retrospective of the work of Frank Ormsby, a central figure in the poetry of Northern Ireland for the past forty years.
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    The Dirty Dust

    Máirtín Ó Cadhain; Alan Titley (trans)
    The first English-language translation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s infamous novel, a book consistently ranked as the most important prose work in modern Irish.
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    Confronting Shadows

    David Lynch
    David Lynch’s new introduction to Thomas Kinsella’s poetry investigates the themes that underlie Kinsella’s work, uncovering motifs of Irish history, political struggle, love, death, war, God and the fractured psyche.
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    The Boys of Bluehill

    Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
    Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s new poetry collection; an excavation of memory and examination of time (and timelessness on the Skellig islands).
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    Borrowed Space

    Enda Wyley
    New and Selected Poems from Irish poet and children's writer, Enda Wyley.
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    A Song of Elsewhere

    Gerard Smyth
    The seventh collection of poems from Gerard Smyth, a poet strongly associated with his native Dublin, features poems from Paris, Lisbon and the American Midwest.
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    A Migrant Heart

    Denis Sampson
    A memoir from Denis Sampson who left Ireland as a student, leaving behind the farming countryside of his childhood, the city of Dublin where he was educated, and the history and culture of his native country, arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal.
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    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    Paul Muldoon
    Paul Muldoon's new book is concerned with watchfulness. Heedful, hard won, head-turning, heartfelt, these poems attempt to bring scrutiny to bear on everything, including scrutiny itself. The book confirms Nick Laird's assessment, in the New York Review of Books, that Paul Muldoon 'writes poems like no one else.'
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