A slit book, an ingenious way of folding and cutting a single sheet of paper. 
The Cure of Troy is a verse adaptation by Seamus Heaney of Sophocles' play Philoctetes. The story comes from one of the myths relating to the Trojan War. Narratives relating to the Trojan War attracted Heaney and other Irish poets for its resonance with the Northern Ireland conflict.

History says, don't hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.
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