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May 17, 2012

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Finding ‘contemporary resonance’ in World War I

“There’s no point writing about the past unless there’s some sort of contemporary resonance.” These may seem like strange words coming from Irish novelist John Boyne, who has almost exclusively written about the past and achieved worldwide renown for his book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which was set during the Holocaust. But during a stop in Vancouver to promote his World War I novel The Absolutist, he told Zouch that he’s always looking for parallels between the past and the present.

Interviews, Writers
Art Shots: Flying High with Orlagh Murphy

Art Shots: Flying High with Orlagh Murphy

Orlagh Murphy is an illustrator and graphic designer. She was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Since graduating Orlagh has worked on a wide range of visual communication projects, specializing in illustration.

Art, Art Shouts
Streams of Brilliance - Shane MacGowan

Streams of Brilliance – Shane MacGowan

Screenwriter and author Jeff Campagna discusses troubled life and brilliant music of The Pogues front man Shane MacGowan and the trouble with legacy as perspective.

Commentary, Music

Architecture Abroad: The East Wing of Kilmainham Gaol

Culture, Nostalgia

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