Classic Irish Short Stories
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Classic Irish Short Stories

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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 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 280g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0192819186
  • 9780192819185
  • 25,865

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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 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.show more

About Frank O'Connor

Frank O'Connor was a distinguished Irish author and critic.show more

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

Table of contents

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 Nightshow more

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