Mercurial, intoxicating, witty or sad, the Irish short story is as full of
charm (and blarney) as the people themselves.This is a selection of thirty-
eight stories covering many generations and many moods of Irish writing. It
begins with an exquisite love story, an ancient saga retold by Lady
Gregory; continues with George Moore and the birth of the modern short
story at the turn of the century; includes such preeminent writers as James
Joyce, Sean O'Faolain, Mary Lavin and Liam O'Flaherty, whose work re-
established the tradition of the short story; and concludes with the newer
but no less practised exponents of the art - Elizabeth Bowen, William
Trevor and Edna O'Brien.

Benedict Kiely—The Penguin Book Of Irish Short Stories

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