Time Pieces

Novelist John Banville is preoccupied with the weight of the past on the present in his new memoir.

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Walking with the past

Two recent memoirs by Irish writers explore the haunting presence of the past in Irish lives and communities. Although James Joyce’s literary avatar Stephen Dedalus declared history “a nightmare from which I am trying to awake,” the Irish are known for their infatuation with the past.

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