Carl Jung

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Biographies: Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Beckett. Photographs: Francis Apesteguy/Getty and Jehle/Uullstein Bild via Getty

Deirdre Bair, who as an unknown writer half a century ago scored a coup by getting the reclusive Samuel Beckett to agree to let her write his biograph(...)

Try to find an assertive and respectful way to communicate your feelings and state what you need without being aggressive. Photograph: iStock

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung “How much more grievous are the consequences of (...)

Abel Ferrara: “Here I am; the guy that made Driller Killer. But that’s the life I got, and I’m going to enjoy it.”

More than any other filmmaker, even those anointed by Cahiers du Cinéma at its peak, the American writer-director Abel Ferrara requires a degree of Fr(...)

TCD professor emeritus David Berman: ‘I was about six or seven when I had what is sometimes described as an “I am me” experience.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

A few weeks ago, this column explored that ancient puzzle “How do you know you actually exist?”, one of the defining questions of philosophy. In doin(...)

 Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien:  “I’d say I was more of an introvert.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan

As soon as the former England coach settled into Dublin, during the autumn of 2016, he showed Leinster players his own personality profile. They saw (...)

‘I feel like I’ve been in denial of the fact that when I write my best, it’s usually when something terrible has happened.’

It’s 3pm in Asheville, North Carolina, and Angel Olsen is sipping on apricot brandy. “It’s been a long day already,” she laments, adding that she desp(...)

Donald Trump: quickly claimed Mueller’s findings meant complete and total exoneration for him. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Even when there was very good news for him, Donald Trump just had to lie about it. As soon as his loyal attorney general William Barr issued a four-p(...)

Game of Thones: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the Battle of the Bastards

Sex, violence and money: Game of Thrones has more of them than anything we’ve ever seen on TV before. So on the face of it, it may be pretty stupid to(...)

Avicii performing in 2013 in New York. Photograph: Mike Pont/WireImage/Getty Images

The man who got as close as anyone could to the superstar musician Avicii still has no explanation for why he died six months ago. “I have this feelin(...)

Lucia Joyce

Events in Dublin today will indirectly celebrate the first date between James Joyce and the woman who became his wife, Nora Barnacle. But across the I(...)

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