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    The Cold of May Day Monday

    Robert Anthony Welch
    Robert Welch offers an individual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Mahon and McGahern.
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    Strong, My Love

    Peter Fallon
    At the heart of Peter Fallon's new collection of poems - his first for seven years  -  is a series of prayers for his son and daughter and for their generation.
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    A Companion to Early Irish Saga

    Tomás Ó Cathasaigh
     Remarkable essays written over three decades which centre on close readings of the Irish sagas and which have transformed our understanding of these great works.
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    Carnival Masks

    Séan Lysaght
    Séan Lysaght's Carnival Masks is a collection of poems which pivots on sequence of Venetian epigrams that open into the new light and erotic world of the French Riviera, Tuscan land- and seascapes and an olive grove in autumn.
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    I Lost You

    Róisín Sheerin
    I Lost you is a charming verse memoir of a new wave poet’s life in Dublin in the 1970s and beyond
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    Listening to Bach

    Pearse Hutchinson
    A posthumous collection of Pearse Hutchinson’s poems has just been published. His poems have long been recognized as unique, for their lively, learned, humane framing of experience, and for their urgent and communicative language. They are redolent of his personality: of a life lived wide awake and in many places, of a mind adventurous and well equipped that engaged above all with the truth of things as they happen.
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    The Leaves on Grey

    Desmond Hogan
    Desmond Hogan’s 1980 novel has been reissued. The Leaves on Grey is the story of Ireland, ’maker of wounds, tormentor of youth, ultimately breaker of all that was sensitive and enriched by sun, rain, wind’. Sean and Liam, and the men and women who become part of their lives, are both the creators and the victims of their birthright.
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    The Flea Market in Valparaiso

    Gabriel Rosenstock
    According to one commentator “Gabriel Rosenstock’s poetry is unique in the aesthetic resolution it achieves between the political and the metaphysical, the regional and the universal, the identification with the victims of injustice, neglect and exploitation and the celebration of nature’s endless mystery: there are very few poets writing today who can equal him in his range.”
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    Two Sisters Singing

    Carmen Cullen

    Surrounded by the beauty of her native Mayo, eighteen-year-old Lily dreams of being a famous singer on the London stage – but her parents have planned a more normal life for her, taking a degree in UCD. But leaving home also means leaving a passionate romance with a handsome visiting American named Theo. Carmen Cullen delivers a convincing portrayal of both the warmth and the wrath of 1940s Ireland.

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    Landgartha – a tragie-comedy

    Henry Burnell
    Landgartha was first performed in Dublin on St.Patrick's Day 1640 and was the last play produced before political unrest forced the closure of Dublin's only theatre. Staged the night before the Irish Parliament debated the introduction of laws against bigamy, it weaves a complex tale of love and marriage. Burnell's Landgartha is an intriguing fusion of English tragicomedy with Irish storytelling.
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    Bram Stoker – Centenary Essays

    Jarlath Killeen (ed)
    The main aim of this collection is to read Stoker in the round, expanding the critical focus away from an exclusive obsession with Dracula and taking account of the full extent of Stoker’s writing, from his other Gothic novels to his short stories, journalism and his romances.
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    Every Single Minute

    Hugo Hamilton
    Orchestrating reminiscence and revelation into a powerful climax, Hugo Hamilton’s new novel is a portrait of a friendship, full of affection and humour, heartbreakingly candid in its final days.
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    Gathering Evidence

    Caoilinn Hughes
    With pinpoint accuracy, virtuosity and humour, Caoilinn Hughes aligns scientific and poetic venturing. In this striking debut collection she focuses on moments of discovery, from the first controlled nuclear reaction to the shape of an avalanche as witnessed from its catchment area. These are epiphanies with consequences.
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    Medieval Invasions in Modern Irish literature

    Julieann Veronica Ulin
    Medieval invasions in modern Irish literature offers the first book-length treatment of the literary return to and reinterpretation of this twelfth century history by twentieth century Irish writers. The set of modern Irish writers explored in this book returned to and reinterpreted this medieval history, using it to disrupt the received historical narrative, to reframe a range of present conflicts and to invite alternate conceptions of the modern nation.
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    Reading Medbh McGuckian

    Leontia Flynn
    Assuming several critical perspectives, this personal and unique book seeks to give a sense of the challenges presented by McGuckian’s poetry, and of the poet’s evolving style over the last three decades. It also seeks to show how the poet wants her readers to think differently about women, poetry and tradition, constructing McGuckian’s meanings where possible but also insisting that the mysteries – and pleasures- of the poetry remain intact.
    Assuming several critical perspectives, this personal and unique book seeks to give a sense of the challenges presented by McGuckian’s poetry, and of the poet’s evolving style over the last three decades. It also seeks to show how the poet wants her readers to think differently about women, poetry and tradition, constructing McGuckian’s meanings where possible but also insisting that the mysteries – and pleasures- of the poetry remain intact.
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    X

    Vona Groarke
    From X-factor to X-rated, the third least common letter in the English alphabet appears commonly in life. In this sixth collection from award-winning poet Vona Groarke, X occurs when the known and the intuited cross each other's paths.
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    Once in Another World

    Sweeney, John Brendan
    Once in Another World is a first novel by Brendan Sweeney. It is inspired by his academic research on the IRA, nationalism and myth.
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    Children's Literature on the Move

    Maguire, Nora, Rogers Beth (eds)
    Children's Literature on the Move is the sixth volume in the Studies in Children's Literature series. From translating Alice in Wonderland for a newly independent Ireland to Turkish children's comics at the time of Ataturk, it places Irish children's literature in international and multilingual contexts, drawing new connections across and beyond Europe.
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    The House on Parkgate Street

    Christine Dwyer Hickey
    Impressive collection of short stories from Christine Dwyer Hickey whose previous work has been widely praised. Of an earlier work a Guardian reviewer wrote: As I finished reading, I turned to the first page and began to read again. This latest volume is a worthy successor.
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    A Mystic Dream of 4

    Iggy Mc Govern
    Poet Iggy Mc Govern has written a collection of verse celebrating the life of the scientist William Rowan Hamilton and organised around imagined perceptions of him held by a range of prominent contemporaries.
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