The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)

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Spanning the entire history of the Irish short story, from folk tales to modern writing, this is the most broad ranging anthology available. Included are such masters as James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen and Frank O'Connor.

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'The book sparkles with apt descriptions' Penny Perrick, Sunday Times

'This magnificent anthology chronicles the development of a rich literary tradition from early folktales to Joyce and the new generation'Books

'the stories in this Oxford anthology are thoroughly and well selected; and from them we can learn a great deal about Ireland's pungent but stifling social atmosphere' The Independent

'Trevor, himself a writer of note, has chosen some of the finest examples of the art form ranging from early folk tales ... It is a little taste of Ireland that leaves you hungry for more.' Maurice Neill, Sunday News

'it is the supreme merit of this splendid anthology that almost all readers will want to draw more from the wells from which William Trevor's draughts surely make him the Irish Ganymede.' Owen Dudley Edwards, The Scotsman

'entertaining collection from the Emerald Isle ... most have been put together by some of the finest writers of the English language' Evening Advertiser (Swindon)

'Trevor has put together an all-embracing volume with some beguiling choices ... This is a rich volume, a splendid bedside-dipper, and handsomely produced.' Alun Richards, Wales on Sunday

'the stories in this Oxford anthology are thoroughly and well selected; and from them we can learn a great deal about Ireland's pungent but stifling atmosphere.' Patricia Craig, Independent

'The publishers have crammed so much into this nicely- bound 563pp volume that you have to work at keeping the pages open but is still a book with the promise of days of enjoyment.' The Phoenix

'a distinguished collection ... Oxford's thoughtful and elegant anthology' Flatlander

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Ireland has always been a nation of story-tellers DS tall stories, simple stories, stories of mystery and wonder, love and violence DS and Irish short-story writers are perhaps the most talented in the world. This magnificent anthology chronicles the development of a rich literary tradition from the earliest folktales to James Joyce, Liam O'Flaherty, and the rising stars of a new generation. William Trevor, described as 'perhaps the finest short-story writer in the English language', has collected 45 stories representing the best of Irish short fiction: He includes several longer stories such as the masterly 'Albert Nobbs' by George Moore and Seumas O'Kelly's 'The Weaver's Grave' which shows these writers at the peak of their form; and there are also distinguished contributions from Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, William Carleton, Sheridan Le Fanu, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, and Elizabeth Bowen among others. This splendid addition to the popular Oxford Books series will be welcomed by everyone who enjoys short stories.

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