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5.25 X 8.0 X 0.67 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Richard Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College and has served as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin, the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and the University of Nice. He is the author of over 20 books on European philosophy and literature and has edited or co-edited 14 more. He was formerly a member of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland and chairman of the Irish School of Film at University College Dublin. As a public intellectual in Ireland, he was involved in drafting a number of proposals for a Northern Irish peace agreement (1983, 1993, 1995) and in speechwriting for the Irish President, Mary Robinson. He has presented five series on culture and philosophy for Irish and/or British television and broadcast extensively on the European media. His most recent work in philosophy comprises a trilogy entitled 'Philosophy at the Limit'. The three volumes are On Stories (Routledge, 2002), The God Who May Be (Indiana UP, 2001) and Strangers, Gods, and Monsters (Routledge, 2003).


"Bursting with intimate contact with plants and sea creatures, who seem to grow from the writer's pen as the origins of life might do, Salvage is a story about love, faith and the future. In this gem of a book, rooted in ideas Richard Kearney has been developing for decades, the writing is healing. It heralds the recovery of a rich Irish wisdom, something the world needs now more than ever. "

- Fanny Howe

"Kearney writes with urgency, fluency, and commitment."

-Colm Toibin

"Richard Kearney wants to see what is left of God in the time after God and he does so superbly well."

-James Wood, The New Yorker

"I salute - nay admire - Richard Kearney's energy and vision."

-Seamus Heaney

"[Richard Kearney's work] lights bonfires in the mind."

-Anthony Burgess, The London Observer

"A gifted storyteller of ideas."

-Michael Cronin, The Irish Times