author: Gary Pearce

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    Uncovering Nobel laureate's Nazi past

    • Gary Pearce
    • 08 August 2007

    Nobel laureate Günter Grass’s memoir became controversial last year due to revelations that he had been a member of the Waffen SS. It reveals that he feels both intimately connected with, and uncomprehending of, his younger self.

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    A brief history of the car bomb

    • Gary Pearce
    • 18 May 2007

    A new book shows how the history of a technology can be used for exploring some of the key forces and events of an age. The future could have us all living in red zones, and subject to surveillance, police checks and suspended civil liberties.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Gary Pearce

    • Gary Pearce
    • 17 May 2007

    Gary Pearce completed a PhD on Irish modernism at the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Monash University.  

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    Times Square's slice of life in the Big City

    • Gary Pearce
    • 24 July 2006

    Despite overweening corporate visions, the exploding lights and multicultural crowds of New York's Times Square show that people will continue to claim their right to be part of the city spectacle.

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    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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    Irish dignity

    • Gary Pearce
    • 11 May 2006

    Gary Pearce reviews Lady Gregory’s Toothbrush by Colm Tóibín.

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    Return of the native

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 May 2006

    Gary Pearce follows Mourid Barghouti’s journey to Palestine in I Saw Ramallah.

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