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44 Irish Short Stories: An Anthology of Irish Short Fiction from Yeats to Frank O'Connor (1955) [Anthology]
by Paul Vincent Carroll Desmond Clarke John Collier Daniel Corkery Eric Cross Lord Dunsany St. John Ervine Padraic Fallon Arnold Hill David Hogan James Joyce Patrick Kavanagh Mary Lavin Donagh MacDonagh Michael MacGrian Bryan MacMahon Michael McLaverty George Moore Val Mulkerns Pádraic O'Conaire Frank O'Connor Sean O'Faolain Liam O'Flaherty Seumas O'Kelly Brian O'Nolan Jim Phelan James Plunkett George Bernard Shaw Edward Sheehy James Stephens Maurice Walsh Oscar Wilde William Butler Yeats Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Irish have always had a way with words. Long ago they took on a language not their own and learned to re-word it into pure magic. Nowhere is this magic more in evidence than in their short stories -- stories that combine lyricism, humor and tragedy with rare imagination set in simple backgrounds, largely without props.

The seemingly effortless art of the best Irish writers has an appeal that is naive and highly sophisticated at the same time; the disarming simplicity with which the tales are spun being somewhat misleading at first reading.

In this anthology there are gathered, for the first time in America, some of the more representative examples of Irish short fiction. The emphasis is on variety. All are a delight to read. All have universal appeal. Only 21 of the 44 have previously been published in the US.

Contents:

  • She Went by Gently by Paul Vincent Carroll
  • The Islandman by Desmond Clarke
  • The Lady on the Grey by John Collier
  • The Awakening by Daniel Corkery
  • The Return by Daniel Corkery
  • Saint Bakeoven by Eric Cross
  • The Kith of the Elf-Folk by Lord Dunsany
  • The Buriel by St. John Ervine
  • Something in a Boat by Padraic Fallon
  • Miss Gillispie and the Micks by Arnold Hill
  • The Leaping Trout by David Hogan
  • Araby by James Joyce
  • Counterparts by James Joyce
  • Football by Patrick Kavanagh
  • The Story of the Widow's Son by Mary Lavin
  • "All the Sweet Buttermilk..." by Donagh McDonagh
  • Duet for Organ and Strings by Donagh McDonagh
  • Myself and a Rabbit by Michael MacGrian
  • The Wild Duck's Nest by Michael McLaverty
  • Father Christmas by Michael McLaverty
  • The Plain People of England by Bryan MacMahon
  • The Cat and the Cornfield by Bryan MacMahon
  • Julia Cahill's Curse by George Moore
  • The World Outside by Val Mulkerns
  • The Devil and O'Flaherty by Padraic O'Conaire
  • The Drunkard by Frank O'Connor
  • The Majesty of the Law Frank O'Connor
  • Theresa by Sean O'Faolain
  • Persecution Mania by Sean O'Faolain
  • The Hawk by Liam O'Flaherty
  • The Tent by Liam O'Flaherty
  • Michael and Mary by Seumas O'Kelly
  • Nan Hogan's House by Seumas O'Kelly
  • The Martyr's Crown by Brian O'Nolan
  • Bell Wethers by Jim Phelan
  • Weep for Our Pride by James Plunkett
  • The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw
  • The Black Mare by Edward Sheehy
  • Schoolfellows by James Stephens
  • A Rhinoceros, Some Ladies, and a Horse by James Stephens
  • Come Back, My Love by Maurice Walsh
  • The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
  • Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats
  • Where There is Nothing, There is God by William Butler Yeats

Original title: 44 Irish Short Stories: An Anthology of Irish Short Fiction from Yeats to Frank O'Connor
Alternative titles: Forty-four Irish Short Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Happy Prince, the (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Julia Cahill’s Curse (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: George Moore
     Kith of the Elf- Folk, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Lord Dunsany
     Araby (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: James Joyce

Edition #1: 44 Irish Short Stories: An Anthology of Irish Short Fiction from Yeats to Frank O'Connor

44 Irish Short Stories: An Anthology of Irish Short Fiction from Yeats to Frank O'Connor (1955)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: Devin A. Garrity
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Manifested in:

44 Irish Short Stories: An Anthology of Irish Short Fiction from Yeats to Frank O'Connor (1987)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Publisher: Devin-Adair
ISBN: 9780517095300
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.3 x 1.7
Pages: 500

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