How Art can enter the grey zone of the Irish Famine…

Great, if rather lengthy review of five books on the Irish Famine from Breandán Mac Suibhne on the importance of recovering memory from past events. In framing his long and detailed work, he borrows directly from Primo Levi’s insights from his time as a prison in German death camps: “The questions naturally arise, What is man? And, What is life? What can be the cause of all this? Is it a punishment for our crimes? Or those of our forefathers, … Read more