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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

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The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World by Thomas Keneally
The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

clarinetista90, September 21, 2011

Incredibly detailed and extremely well researched, this book gives an in depth look at the lives of several important figures in Ireland's history. In this way, I was able to feel a much more personal connection to the experiences of the Irish throughout and after the diaspora caused by the famine and forced deportation. Through his intense research of the people during this time period, it gives a much more unbiased look at the relationship between England and Ireland. Keneally's account of this time period demonstrates the spirit and resilience of the Irish people.
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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred by Thomas Gallagher
Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred

clarinetista90, September 20, 2011

Thoroughly researched and extremely detailed, the truth printed in this novel is often heartwrenching, but gives a very clear understanding of the conflict between Britain and Ireland, both during the famine years and today. Gallagher follows several people throughout different times, giving the reader a more personal insight to what was experienced. My only disappointment with this book was that it ended. Once I began reading it, I barely put it down until I finished.
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