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Works by the British composers proved somewhat taxing
Philip Roth, Marilynne Robinson and Cormac McCarthy have a force to their writing that the young cannot buy
A perfect Stoppardian mix of the intellectually heavy and the soufflé-light.
The world premiere of a work that delights in sound for its own sake
It took moral courage, not just imagination, to achieve what this generation has
Aidan Gillen’s delivery highlights the tension but also the humour of Joyce’s story
First editions of James Bond novels and other modern classics feature in price index by Stanley Gibbons
A revival of Mark O’Rowe’s two linked, pugnacious monologues
Antiquarian books can be rewarding, but not always in the financial sense
Olwen Fouéré embodies the River Liffey in this hypnotic interpretation of Joyce’s formidable text
‘The whole atmosphere in the shop was very much of a party about to happen’
A fascinating show of work by the multi-talented man who anticipated Pop Art
Every country that binds itself to the union advances the cause of peace, writes Joe Biden
The British author shares a stage with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi at the Jaipur literature festival
Can the Irish boxer John Joe Nevin use his new-found fame to help resolve the age-old conflicts between travellers and locals in his home town?
This week’s films reviewed: ‘Albert Nobbs’, ‘Avengers Assemble’, ‘Damsels in Distress’, ‘African Cats’, ‘The Monk’, ‘Being Elmo’ and ‘Outside Bet’
The British naturalist knows that if you present the subject, the programme will take care of itself
Ovid meets the Teletubbies in Nicholson Baker’s latest raunchy novel
It is unjust that van Gogh received so little financial reward in his short lifetime, but we cannot make it up to him now
Over-exposed and vilely abused, instructions for use of the English language’s little ‘the’ are fading fast
Why did two great artistic forces emerge three centuries apart from the small, dull town of Leiden?