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Mourning becomes memories
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Mourning becomes memories

Brian Dillon, in Essayism, wrote with affecting honesty about his mid-life depression and the therapeutic value of reading. In an earlier work, “In the dark room”, first published in 2005 and now available in a smart new edition, he relentlessly and plangently probes his state of mind following the deaths […]

Alan Garner’s novels live on
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Alan Garner’s novels live on

Success in making accurate judgement and discerning the consequences of history’s unfolding only works from the present, looking back with the perspective allowed for in the glance of Hegel’s Owl of Minerva.   Sean Sheehan   No one could have foreseen that the banking crisis of 2008 and consequent regimes […]