The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories - Oxford Books of Prose & Verse

Short stories

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Ireland has long been a nation of story-tellers. What began as a lively form of entertainment has grown into an unrivalled literary genre. Although Ireland may mourn the loss of the seanchaì, the old hearthside story-teller, the Irish art of story-telling is by no means lost. This varied anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the early folk-tales of the oral tradition through Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, James Joyce, and Liam O'Flaherty, and on to the rising stars of the modern generation, such as Bernard Mac Laverty and Desmond Hogan.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199583140
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.01089415
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 432g
Height: 196mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 35mm