Classic Irish Short Stories

Paperback | November 1, 1985

EditorFrank Oconnor

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From its origins in the folk tale, through its evolution in response to changing social and political conditions to its current form, the Irish short story has retained its own distinct and unique form. The finest writers of their time are represented here by their best work, showing thevariety of style and approach within the genre. From George Moore's masterpiece, `Homesickness', and the warmth and humour of James Stephens, to the romantic eloquence of Bryan MacMahon, these stories capture the Irish people, their way of life, mythology and history.

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This anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the end of the last century up to the 1950s. From its origins in the folk tale, through its evolution in response to changing social and political conditions to its current form, the Irish short story has retained its own distinct and unique form. The finest writers of...

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From its origins in the folk tale, through its evolution in response to changing social and political conditions to its current form, the Irish short story has retained its own distinct and unique form. The finest writers of their time are represented here by their best work, showing thevariety of style and approach within the genre. ...

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This anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the end of the last century up to the 1950s. From its origins in the folk tale, through its evolution in response to changing social and political conditions to its current form, the Irish short story has retained its own distinct and unique form. The finest writers of...

Frank O'Connor was a distinguished Irish author and critic.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.87 inPublished:November 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192819186

ISBN - 13:9780192819185

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. George Moore: Home Sickness2. E. O. Somerville and Martin Ross: Lisheen Races, Second-hand3. Daniel Corkery: The Awakening4. James Joyce: The Dead5. James Stephens: A Rhinoceros, Some Ladies and a Horse6. The Fairy Goose7. Liam O'Flaherty: Three Lambs8. Liam O'Flaherty: Going into Exile9. L. A. G. Strong: Prongs10. Sean O'Faolain: Unholy Living and Half Dying11. Sean O'Faolain: The Trout12. Frank O'Connor: Guest of the Nation13. Frank O'Connor: My OEdipus Complex14. Eric Cross: The Jury Case15. Michael McLaverty: The Poteen Maker16. Bryan MacMahon: Exile's Return17. Mary Lavin: The Will18. James Plunkett: The Eagles and the Trumpets19. Elizabeth Bowen: Summer Night

From Our Editors

This anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the end of the last century up to the 1950s. From its origins in the folk tale, through its evolution in response to changing social and political conditions to its current form, the Irish short story has retained its own distinct and unique form. The finest writers of their time are represented here by their best work, showing the variety of style and approach within the genre. From George Moore's masterpiece, Homesickness, and the warmth and humor of James Stephens, to the romantic eloquence of Bryan MacMahon, these stories capture the Irish people, their way of life, mythology, and history.

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`a wealth of characteristically `Irish' writing...as good a collection of stories as you could find anywhere.'Books and Bookmen