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In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one quest ...
I had got away. That was my victory. The real quarrel with Ireland began to burgeon in me then; I thought of how it had warped me, ...
Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
Irish? In truth I would not want to be anything else. It is a state of mind as well as an actual country. It is being at odds with ...
... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reocc ...
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