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The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose)

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Publisher Comments:

What began simply in Ireland as entertainment and communication through the spoken word soon grew into an extraordinary literary form unmatched in any other country. The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories triumphantly demonstrates the development of the short story in Ireland--from the early folk tales of the oral tradition (here translated from the Irish) to the writing of Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, and James Joyce. William Trevor, himself a distinguished short story writer, brings a special sensibility and awareness to his role as editor as he presents stories by Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Bowen, Liam O'Flaherty and such modern rising stars as Edna O'Brian, Desmond Hogan, and Joyce Cary. This wide-ranging collection of forty-five stories will certainly serve to entertain and enrich our understanding of this unique literary genre.

About the Author

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork in 1928 and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He attended a number of Irish schools and later Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters and was awarded an honorary CBE in 1977 in recognition of his services to literature. His most recent publication is 'The Hill Bachelors' (2000), and his other books include 'The Ballroom of Romance' (1972), 'Angels at the Ritz' (1975, Royal Society of Literature Award), 'Children of Dynmouth' (1976, Whitbread Award), 'Other People's Worlds' (1980), and 'The News From Ireland' (1986).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801937
Editor:
Trevor, William
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Trevor, William
Author:
Trevor, William
Author:
Null, William
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Irish
Subject:
Ireland Social life and customs.
Subject:
Short stories, English -- Irish authors.
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series:
Oxford Books of Prose
Series Volume:
106-767
Publication Date:
20020307
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 line illus.
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.73x5.14x1.27 in. .88 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
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