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The Fowlest Place

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Book Review: Edmund Spenser: A Life; Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene: A Reading Guide and The Faerie Queene in five volumes. Edmund Spenser: A Life by Andrew Hadfield (Oxford University Press, 2012)   When I thought…

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What Money Can’t Buy

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Book Review: Michael Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy, the Moral Limits of Markets (Allen Lane 2012) Michael Sandel’s book powerfully articulates what the majority of people across the globe know is happening: markets and finance…

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Waiting for the Wake

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Book Review: Restored Finnegans Wake, Penguin Modern Classics, edited by Danis Rose and John O’Hanlon. Typically Dadaism as a movement extolling anti-art, the irrational and chaotic finds a very narrow berth in Ireland but in its…

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The Events of Eagleton

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Book Review: The Event of Literature, Terry Eagleton (Yale University Press, 2012) I imagine Eagleton writes books like one of those grandmasters at a chess tournament, playing half a dozen games simultaneously, judiciously completing a decisive…

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The Kindest Revolution?

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A review of Ghost Estate by William Wall, Published by Salmon Poetry 2011 ‘…& are we supposed to sympathise when the gentry find themselves in the same boat or plane as everyone else?’ From ‘Job…

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