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“Foreign Affections: Essays on Edmund Burke,” by Seamus Deane, Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies at Notre Dame, was published this month by the University of Notre Dame Press.

The collection concerns the career and writings of 18th century British statesman and political thinker Edmund Burke and his understanding of the revolutionary changes in his time which produced the modern world. Such issues as liberty and empire, faction and revolution, universality, equality, authority, sectarian vice and democratic virtue, and various interpretations of the American and French revolutions are among Deane’s subjects.

Deane, a poet, novelist, and critic, also is director of the Field Day Theatre and Publishing Company and editor of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. His other books include “Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature 1880-1980”; A Short History of Irish Literature"; “The French Revolution and Enlightenment in England 1789-1832”; “Reading in the Dark”; and four volumes of poetry.

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