At a time when the essay is flourishing like never before, The Dublin Review publishes an essential selection of non-fiction pieces drawn from fourteen years’ worth of issues. Show Your Work: Essays from The Dublin Review includes Sally Rooney’s stunning debut essay about college debating; Kevin Barry’s dazzling reflections on online life; Anne Enright on childbirth and literature; Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s search for a legendary ancestor; Patrick Freyne’s personal mental-health inventory; Colm Tóibín on journalism, the law, and the origins of his first novel; Roisin Kiberd’s sparkling examination of fitness culture; Mark O’Connell’s ‘Self-Portrait in Five Fears’; plus Kevin Breathnach, Eoin Butler, Dominique Cleary, Brian Dillon, Rob Doyle, Arnold Thomas Fanning, Selina Guinness, Caelainn Hogan, Darragh McCausland, Molly McCloskey, Susan McKay, Deirdre Mask, Karen O’Reilly, Glenn Patterson, and Dasom Yang.

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