Beginning with an exquisite love story -- an ancient saga retold by Lady Gregory -- and continuing with George Moore and the birth of the modern short story at the turn of the century, this highly representative collection includes both classic writers and contemporaries. It features the work of such preeminent literary figures as James Joyce, Sean O'Faolain, Mary Lavin, Frank O'Connor, and Liam O'Flaherty, whose work re-established the tradition of the short story; it concludes with more recent exponents of the form, all of them highly acclaimed, including Elizabeth Bowen, William Trevor, and Edna O'Brien.
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Benedict "Ben" Kiely (15 August 1919 – 9 February 2007) was an Irish writer and broadcaster from Omagh, County Tyrone.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1981. Brossura. Book Condition: nuovo. senza sovraccoperta. prima edizione. Bookseller Inventory # CV011
Book Description Penguin Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, tanned edges, shows signs of shelfwear, PAPERBACK ISBN: 0140053409, 544 pages. 'Do the Irish have, in relation to anybody else, any special capacity for the short story?' In this collection of thirty-eight short stories covering many generations and moods of Irish writing, this question is emphatically answered in the affirmative. These mercurial, intoxicating, witty and sometimes sad stories range from Lady Gregory's moving retelling of an ancient love story through to the extraordinary and prolific William Trevor. book. Bookseller Inventory # 852
Book Description Penguin UK, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140053409
Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140053409