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CLR Book Club – Week 3 September 13, 2016

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Okay, we’re moving slowly towards it. How about we vote on a title?

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1. EWI - September 13, 2016

I’m guessing that the ‘x y Memorial Book Club’ is too grandiose😉

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2. lcox - September 13, 2016

I found the Eley book online here https://uniteyouthdublin.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/forging-democracy-the-history-of-the-left-in-europe-1850-2000.pdf (which incidentally suggests that others are reading it at the mo). It’s been years since I’ve read anything by him but this https://viewpointmag.com/2014/06/27/no-need-to-choose-history-from-above-history-from-below/ gives a flavour.

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GW - September 14, 2016

I’d go for a chapter by chapter weekly reading of that with online discussion. It would be great to hear other people’s points of view / input.

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3. benmadigan - September 13, 2016

as long as book/chapter to discuss is available online with no probs downloading for participants – OK.

Pity we’ll be missing out on the smokes, drinks and snacks of a convivial get-together

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4. ar scáth a chéile - September 14, 2016

The Horizontalist WhateverYou’reHavingYourself Book Club

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5. Joe - September 14, 2016

So, vote on a title, I’m sure you mean a title of the first book. I vote Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Two recent competing English translations available.
Ó Cadhain was of course, among other things, active in the Republican Movement and the WP club in Gardiner Place was named in his honour, Club Uí Chadhain. So he qualifies.

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GW - September 14, 2016

I’d go for that as well, Joe. I still haven’t read it in English.

And with someone to point out the inadequacies of translation it would be not so dusty.

13 yoyos in paperback.

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ar scáth a chéile - September 16, 2016

Cré na Cille – bi lingual Book Club – an smaoineamh go deo Joe.

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6. ar scáth a chéile - September 16, 2016

I think the TIm Robinson/Liam Mac an Iomaire translation is the more literal whereas Alan Titley, a virtuoso of Irish language literature in his own right, takes a more free wheeling approach

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