Bounded by books: Ivan Klíma. Photograph: Tomas Krist/Isifa/Getty
The limits of dissent
  • Books
  • May 3, 2014, 01:00

On his second visit to Prague, in the spring of 1973, Philip Roth met several dissident writers, including Milan Kundera, Ivan Klíma, Ludvík Va(...)

Racegoers struggling with the high winds at Leopardstown yesterday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A lot can be said for Irish fortitude in the pursuit of tradition. If something is simultaneously traditional and unbearable, tradition will win the d(...)

A young soldier, exhausted after almost three nights without sleep, finally collapses. When he wakes his comrades are gone and he is alone. Grazing ne(...)