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'Without my having to push or plead, and in the unlikeliest of places, I had hit upon happiness,' on tourism and freedom, from: The Dublin Review




'For Rousseau, solitude is the promise of immunity from the hatred of others', on what Rousseau knew about solitude, from: The Paris Review

'The good thing about visiting something again is that you come at it older and smarter', on homophobic violence, from: The Irish Times


'Maybe rather than approaching history as temporal, we should approach it as spatial', a conversation with Danielle Dutton, from: Catapult


'There is no way to be that corresponds with how we think, what we believe', on the gap between actions and ideals, from: The Irish Times

'Lizzie's views on personal relationships were shaped by economic considerations', on love and money, from: The Guardian

'Engels painted an uncertain picture about which class he believed he belonged to', on class consciousness, from: The Irish Times


'The row that the men have in early 1863 is especially illuminating', on what the Marx-Engels letters don't say, from: Literary Hub 


'I don’t know what "me" is, if not a performance', on writing from the perspective of a 19th-century woman, from: Publishers Weekly


'Their own voices remain absent from the record', on what history has left out, from: The Irish Times


'There is no novel that is more historical than another', on the relationship between individual lives and history in fiction, from: Center for Fiction


'It reveals the depth of experience that is true rest', on the music that influenced Mrs Engels, from: largehearted boy









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