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Classic Irish Short Stories
by Frank O'Connor

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Classic Irish Short Stories
by Author Name Frank O'Connor

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List Price:12.10
Format: Paperback, 196 x 129 x 22mm, 352pp
Publication date: 21 Nov 1985
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN-13: 9780192819185


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 humour of James Stephens, to the romantic eloquence of Bryan MacMahon, these stories capture the Irish people, their way of life, mythology and history.


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


Introduction ; 1. Home Sickness ; 2. Lisheen Races, Second-hand ; 3. The Awakening ; 4. The Dead ; 5. A Rhinoceros, Some Ladies and a Horse ; 6. The Fairy Goose ; 7. Three Lambs ; 8. Going into Exile ; 9. Prongs ; 10. Unholy Living and Half Dying ; 11. The Trout ; 12. Guest of the Nation ; 13. My OEdipus Complex ; 14. The Jury Case ; 15. The Poteen Maker ; 16. Exile's Return ; 17. The Will ; 18. The Eagles and the Trumpets ; 19. Summer Night