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The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse) Edited by William Trevor

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)
by Edited by William Trevor

A collection of short stories which span the development of the genre in Irish literature, from the early folktales of oral tradition through Oliver Goldsmith and Maria Edgeworth to James Joyce and Liam O'Flaherty.
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Ireland has always been a nation of story-tellers - tall stories, simple stories, stories of mystery and wonder, love and violence - 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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Sku
GOR001341143
Title
The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year published
Number of pages
586
ISBN 10
0192141805
ISBN 13
9780192141804
Prizes
N/A
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