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Brian Moore

(1921—1999) writer

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Catholics

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(1972), a novel by Brian Moore set in a post-Vatican IV future in which the Catholic Church has abandoned its central beliefs and rituals in favour of rapprochement with other faiths.

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Colour of Blood

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(1987), a thriller by Brian Moore, pitting a rational Christianity against nationalist-Catholic fanaticism. Cardinal Bem, Primate of a Soviet-bloc country, has made a concordat with the...

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fantasy

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A general term for any kind of fictional work that is not primarily devoted to realistic representation of the known world. The category includes several literary genres (e.g. dream vision,...

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Feast of Lupercal

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(1957), a novel by Brian Moore set in religiously polarized 1950s Belfast. Diarmuid Devine, a Catholic teacher in his old school, is disastrously jolted out of his slide into middle-aged...

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George Ryga

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(1932–87),

Canadian dramatist, born in Alberta. He grew up on a homestead farm and received only an elementary schooling. Youthful communism gave way to a more loosely held...

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James Clarence Mangan

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(1803–49),

Irish poet, published under various pseudonyms prose and verse in newspapers and periodicals and is chiefly remembered for a few powerful ballads and songs including...

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Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

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(1955), a Belfast novel by Brian Moore, exploring the mental anguish of an ageing spinster living on a small annuity after the death of the aunt who exploited her as ...

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Mangan Inheritance

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(1979), a novel by Brian Moore. Jamie Mangan, a failed poet married to a successful actress whose fame has swamped his self-esteem, is deserted by her, and returns to his ...

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Northern Review

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(1945–56).

The result of a merger between two Montreal literary magazines, Preview and First Statement, it was edited by John Sutherland (managing editor), F. R. Scott, A. M....

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Troubles

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A term commonly used to refer to two separate but related periods of crisis in modern Irish history, the first being the years of the Anglo-Irish War and the Civil ...

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