The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story
Lyrical, dark, comic or iconoclastic, the Irish short story has always punched well above its weight. Anne Enright has brought together a dazzling collection of Irish stories by authors born in the twentieth century - from Mary Lavin and Frank O'Connor to Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry. With a pithy andMore »
Lyrical, dark, comic or iconoclastic, the Irish short story has always punched well above its weight. Anne Enright has brought together a dazzling collection of Irish stories by authors born in the twentieth century - from Mary Lavin and Frank O'Connor to Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry. With a pithy and passionate introduction by Enright, The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story traces this great tradition through decades of social change and shows the pleasure Irish writers continue to take in the short-story form. Deft and often devastating, the short story dodges the rolling mythologies of of Irish life to produce truths that are delightful and real. Also includes stories by: Maeve Brennan, Roddy Doyle, Mary Lavin, Colum McCann, William Trevor, John McGahern, Colm Toibin, Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry.« Less
The road to the shore / Michael McLaverty
The pram / Roddy Doyle
An attack of hunger / Maeve Brennan
Summer voices / John Banville
Summer night / Elizabeth Bowen
Music at Annahullion / Eugene McCabe
Naming the names / Anne Devlin
Shame / Keith Ridgway
Memory and desire / Val Mulkerns
The mad Lomasneys / Frank O'Connor
Walking away / Philip Ó Ceallaigh
Villa Marta / Clare Boylan
Lilacs / Mary Lavin
Meles vulgaris / Patrick Boyle
The trout / Seán Ó Faoláin
Night in Tunisia / Neil Jordan
Sister Imelda / Edna O'Brien
The key / John McGahern
A priest in the family / Colm Tóibín
The supremacy of grief / Hugo Hamilton
The swing of things / Jennifer C Cornell
Train tracks / Aidan Mathews
See the tree, how bit it's grown / Kevin Barry
Visit / Gerard Donovan
Everything in this country must / Colum McCann
Curfew / Sean O'Reilly
Language, truth and lockjaw / Bernard MacLaverty
Midwife to the fairies / Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
Men and women / Claire Keegan
Mothers were all the same / Joseph O'Connor
The dressmaker's child / William Trevor
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