Collects the writings of prominent philosopher and
cultural critic Richard Kearney from the past thirty years.
"Pulsates with the urgency of radical questioning, yet offers assurance born from a rare maturity of reflection. . . . A fascinating view of themes which preoccupied Irish cultural life for almost three decades."
— Fran O’Rourke, University College, Dublin
"Richard Kearney is equally at home with Gadamer and Lady Gregory, Deirdre and Derrida; and his strength as a critic consists in bringing these twin currents, home-grown Irish and avant-garde European, into illuminating interaction. . . . These essays are an eloquent plea for a culturally heterogeneous Ireland."
—Times Literary Supplement on Transitions by Richard Kearney
This collection contains writings on Irish politics, literature, drama, and visual arts, along with a series of dialogues with important cultural and intellectual figures. Previously unpublished pieces include essays on Joyce and on the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City and a dialogue with Georges Dumézil on myth.
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Richard Kearney is Charles B. Seelig Professor in Philosophy at Boston College.
5 7/8 x 8 3/4, 480 pages
Copublished with Lilliput Press
Available in North America, Australia, and New Zealand only