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Berlin Alexanderplatz

“Berlin Alexanderplatz”, a German novel first translated in 1931, would be close to the top of any list of great European literature that remains largely unread in English-speaking countries. Until now…   Sean Sheehan   The translator of the new edition, Michael Hofmann, is kind to his 1931 predecessor although […]

Images of Ireland
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Images of Ireland

“Dark Ireland” records a way of life that has almost vanished. Its title possesses a message that the photographer seems unaware of.   Sean Sheehan   The front cover of this evocative collection of photographs captures a moment that could have taken place in 1870 instead of a century later […]