Daniel Finn: “One Man’s Terrorist” – Meeting Maynooth, 12 November 2019

“Voices of 1968 around the world: a reading”: next Tuesday 22nd @ 12, Maynooth.

The Cedar Lounge Revolution

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“Voices of 1968 around the world: a reading”: next Tuesday 22nd @ 12, Maynooth.

The radical movements of the “long 1968” shook the postwar order from Prague to Paris, Derry to Mexico City, Rome to San Francisco. “Voices of 1968” (Pluto) lets those movements speak in their own words – posters, flyers, graffiti, manifestos, songs, underground texts and more.

More about the book at https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745338088/voices-of-1968/

Co-editor Dr Laurence Cox will be reading from some of the texts in the book with a slideshow in the background – revolutions produce some cracking writers, speakers and graphic artists!

Iontas seminar room (2.31, top floor), Maynooth University (north end, beside the “water feature”).

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Public Talk Maynooth: Daniel Finn on ‘One Man’s Terrorist’

Dan Finn

We’ve, meaning the doctoral students in Maynooth’s Arts and Humanities Institute, been lucky enough to get access to funding to bring in a speaker that coincides with our overlapping interests, and I’m happy to ‘announce’ that Daniel Finn exists in this overlap.  He’ll be talking about his new book out from Verso but if you’re not familiar with his other writings on subjects as diverse as the PKK, Corbynism and the life and work of critic and commentator of Fintan O’Toole, you should be imo

If you happen to be around Maynooth at the advertised time, we’d be very happy to see you there!

Time to Say Good-Bye

The Untranslated

Gerard ter Borch, Man on Horseback. Image Source

There is no better opportunity to announce the closing of The Untranslated than after climbing the K2 of world literature (i. e. Stefano D’Arrigo’s Horcynus Orca), for the place of Mount Everest will always be reserved for Finnegans Wake, while Zettel’s Traum is more like the Mariana Trench. If you have read my fifth-anniversary blog post, this announcement should not come as a complete surprise. Some of my readers have been genuinely puzzled about all the effort that comes into my reviews, and this realisation has finally caught up with me. I would like to find a different use for this energy, preferably more enjoyable and fulfilling for myself. I’ve realised that being a polyglot whizz kid who can read Ulysses-like books in multiple languages and write painstakingly detailed reviews of them is not a thing for…

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Archives anarchistes

Né le le 22 janvier 1882 à Marseille. Terrassier à Aubervilliers (Seine). Anarchiste à Aubervilliers et Saint-Denis (Seine), correcteur à l’anarchie.

Petit Journal 23 décembre 1910. Gallica

Marius Beausang aurait participé au début des années 1900 à la colonie L’Essai fondée à Aiglemont (Ardennes) par Fortuné Henry. Beausang était correcteur au journal l’anarchie, selon le Petit parisien.

Il avait subi 5 condamnations.

En 1910, il connut, Jules Lefebvre dit Jully, secrétaire du syndicat des terrassiers de Saint-Denis, dans des réunions syndicales. Ils devinrent amis, Beausang se rendait journellement chez Jules Lefebvre qui vivait depuis deux ans avec Jeanne Gobinet. Beausang finit par en tomber amoureux et avertit Jully de ses sentiments envers Jeanne. Il lui fit remarquer que les principes libertaires admettaient l’amour libre. Jully sembla d’accord et Jeanne devint sa maîtresse. Puis subitement Lefebvre devint jaloux.

Le 18 mai 1910, Jully tira sur Beausang, sans…

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Fiction: ‘She Flies far From the Land’

Happy to post I’ve a short story in the winter issue of Banshee, which you can get here

She Flies Far From the Land was the first story I wrote when I first started trying to do it properly, it’s been through many many drafts and has been rejected by many many outlets and I’m so glad that its been placed in a journal as good as this un




Vegan Chocolate Orange Torte



200g of dark chocolate

1 orange

100g cornstarch

3 apples

225g caster sugar

100 cornstarch

icing sugar

100ml olive oil

Put the olive oil and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of water, brought to the boil and left to simmer, till the chocolate melts.

Core your apples and place whats left in a food processor with the caster sugar until its nearly fully liquified. No need to peel them.

Peel your orange and slice each wedge into four or five relatively thin slices. You’ll need quite a sharp knife for this if you’re to avoid mangling these completely. Once they’re all cut up, throw them into your chocolate/oil mixture.

Add your apple/sugar mix to the chocolate/oil/orange mix, bring them all together.

Heat the oven to 160 C, pour your mixture into a cake tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until you can put a skewer and pull it out clean.

Once it’s cooked leave it to cool in the tin before taking it out for a bit. Leave it to cool completely on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.

Note: If you want that a bit more fruit two oranges is fine and I’ve gotten good results from a bit less (75g) cornstarch too, the less the better if you want it to turn out lighter