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Surge: New Writing from Ireland

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A unique collection of new short stories by new and established talents in Ireland

Surge showcases sixteen previously unpublished short stories, featuring work from new writing talents of Ireland alongside offerings from acclaimed and award-winning playwrights and short story writers: Frank McGuinness, Mary Morrissy, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Gina Moxley, Darran McCann and Mike Mc
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 13th 2014 by The O'Brien Press
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Mar 08, 2015 Kathryn Bashaar rated it really liked it
I bought this book on our vacation to Ireland last fall. I wanted to buy something that I didn't think I'd find in the US, and I was interested to compare contemporary Irish short fiction to American. I liked almost all the stories in this book. I found them to be more traditional than contemporary American short fiction, which I liked. As with any collection, I liked some some of the stories more than others. My favorite was Charcoal and Lemongrass. The setting is beautifully, simply set, and ...more
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Frank McGuinness is Professor of Creative Writing in University College Dublin. A world-renowned playwright, his first great stage hit was the highly acclaimed ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’. He is also a highly skilled adapter of plays by writers such as Ibsen, Sophocles, Brecht, and writer of several film scripts, including Dancing at Lughnasa, and he has published ...more
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