Patrick McGuinness





Patrick McGuinness


Born
Tunisia

Born in Tunisia in 1968 to a Belgian French-speaking mother and an English father of Irish descent, he grew up in Belgium and also lived for periods in Venezuela, Iran, Romania and the UK. He currently lives in Oxford and in Wales teaching French and Comparative Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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The Last Hundred Days

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Other People's Countries: A...

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Jilted City

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Canals of Mars

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anthologie de la poésie sym...

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French Poetry: From Medieva...

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19th Century Blues

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Les Cent Derniers Jours

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“To be compromised you need to have a stake in things, you need to have something to lose and something to gain. You have to be risking yourself, not all the time, but enough of the time to be weighing things up, principle over self-preservation, the gains, the losses.”
Patrick McGuinness

“In diplomacy there are two kinds of problems: small ones and large ones. The small ones will go away by themselves and the large ones you will not be able to do anything about. The biggest challenges in your career will come from the temptation to act. The test of your mettle will be how nobly you surmount it.”
Patrick McGuinness

“You know the old joke: with communism the future is certain, it’s just the past that keeps changing?”
Patrick McGuinness, The Last Hundred Days

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