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My Cult Classic Books Column Week 22: 'The Bloody Chamber' by Angela Carter 'A kind of applied literary psychoanalysis'.
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Rob Doyle Jul 12
I reviewed 'Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories' by the great Svetlana Alexievich in the Irish Times, though you may need to pole-vault over the paywall to read this one.
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Rob Doyle Jul 11
My Irish Times Books Column Week 21: 'The Trouble With Being Born' by E.M. Cioran 'A stand-up routine at the gates of Hell.'
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Rob Doyle Jul 8
My Irish Times Books Column Week 20: 'Tropisms' by Nathalie Sarraute 'A literary echo of painting’s move towards abstraction.'
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Rob Doyle Jul 1
Books Column Week 19: 'Erotism: Death and Sensuality' by Georges Bataille 'Even by the standards of French literature, Georges Bataille was a serious pervert.' A year of my recommended cult or not-so-cult books, in the Irish Times.
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Rob Doyle Jun 29
My Books Column Week 18: 'The Baader-Meinhof Complex' by Stefan Aust 'Everybody talks about the weather… We don’t.' A year of me ranting at you about pre-21st century books, in The Irish Times.
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Rob Doyle Jun 25
Books Column Week 17: 'Holy the Firm' by Annie Dillard '...a prayer from the overwhelmed.' A year of recommended cult or not-so-cult pre-21st century books, in the Irish Times.
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Rob Doyle Jun 22
Books Column Week 16: 'À rebours (Against Nature)' by J.K. Huysman 'The kind of book that hangs over the culture like a bad smell.'
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Rob Doyle Jun 18
Books Column Week 15: 'The Fight' by Norman Mailer '...a reckless candour foreign to today's eggshell-walking writers.' A year of my most-loved pre-21st century books, in the Irish Times. (Alert: I LOVE this book.)
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Rob Doyle Jun 14
My books Column Week 14: 'The Dispossessed' by Ursula K. Le Guin 'My tentacles are coming out of the pigeonhole in all directions.'
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Rob Doyle Jun 11
My books Column Week 13: 'Quartet' by Jean Rhys 'Rhys is a choice novelist for that perennial category of reader: the vicarious drinker.' A year of my most-loved pre-21s century books, in the Irish Times.
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Rob Doyle Jun 7
Dead excited for this event: going to Norway for the first time to talk to the brilliant Edy Poppy - author of the superbly provocative 'Anatomy. Monotony.' - about writing on self, sexuality etc (while surrounded by the work of Cindy Sherman). June 19th
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Rob Doyle Jun 5
Irish Times Books Column Week 12: 'VALIS' by Philip K. Dick 'If you find this world bad, you should see some of the others.'
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Rob Doyle Jun 3
Irish Times Books Column Week 11: 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead' 'The semen should be inhaled through the nose, while it is still warm.'
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Rob Doyle May 31
My ideal reader
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Rob Doyle May 31
My Irish Times Books Column Week 10: 'But Beautiful' by Geoff Dyer ( ) 'The best readings of art are art.'
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Rob Doyle May 30
Nice to see mention of my essay 'Missing Paris', on the photographs of Eugène Atget, the films of Gaspar Noé, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, and sundry other things, in this TLS review of the anthology WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS, edited by Andrew Gallix and published by
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Rob Doyle May 29
Irish Times Books Column Week 9: 'America' by Jean Baudrillard () 'The Matrix was exactly the kind of film the Matrix would make about the Matrix.'
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Rob Doyle May 28
'You're in for it.' From that Lisa McInerney.
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Rob Doyle May 26
Irish Times Books Column Week 8: 'On the Genealogy of Morals' by Friedrich Nietzsche The book all primary school children will be forced to read, when we are victorious on a world scale 🖤
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