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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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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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Acceptable Racism

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Apparently the 84-year-old American novelist Cynthia Ozick is favourite to win the “Orange Prize for excellence in fiction written by women” for her novel Foreign Bodies. In an article in the UK Guardian’s series My…

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POETHREE TOUR 2011 18th to 28th June

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Luca Artioli, Andrea Garbin, Fabio Barcellandi and their translator Dave Lordan will be reading in venues across Ireland as part of a national tour to promote the book Poethree-New Italian Voices (Thauma Edizioni, 2011). Sat…

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They All Hate Me

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock, edited by Slavoj Žižek (Verso) Hitchcock, piece by piece, by Laurent Bouzereau (Abrams) Alfred Hitchcock Masters of the Cinema, by Krohn…

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