We Don’t Know Ourselves


Fintan O’Toole’s magnificent history of Ireland in his own time. ‘A clear-eyed, myth-dispelling masterpiece. Engaging, analytical, insightful, fascinating, this is a hugely important book’ Marian Keyes’Sweeping, authoritative and profoundly intelligent’ Colm Toibin, GuardianWe Don’t Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of O’Toole’s birth, 1958, down to the present.

Ireland has changed almost out of recognition during those decades, and Fintan O’Toole’s life coincides with that arc of transformation. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories (though this is emphatically not a memoir) and engrossing social and historical narrative. The disintegration of the old alliance of Catholic church and state is mapped in a series of dramatic episodes.

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ISBN: 9781784978297