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Vampire in love
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Vampire in love

The famous Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas has been writing since the early 1970s and his “Vampire in love” is a collection that covers a lifetime of writing short stories.   Sean Sheehan   To exist in Vila-Matas’ fictional universe is to accept the strange paradoxes of life that bring deception, […]

A new kind of spy fiction
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A new kind of spy fiction

When the Cold War came to an end it signalled the likely termination for the kind of spy fiction featuring dark deeds on the part of Western and Soviet undercover agents.   Sean Sheehan   John Le Carre, who wrote what is considered the best example of this kind of […]

Žiżek the intellectual activist
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Žiżek the intellectual activist

Žiżek is the world’s most exciting living philosopher and he is also a tremendously invigorating intellectual activist. His latest textual intervention into current issues and events is “The courage of helplessness”, subtitled “Chronicles of a year of acting dangerously”. The year in question is 2016.   Sean Sheehan   The […]