44 Irish Short Stories
The Irish have always had a way with words. Long ago they took on a language not their own and learned to re-word it into pure magic. Nowhere is this magic more in evidence than in their short stories—stories that combine lyricism, humor and tragedy with rare imagination set in simple backgrounds, largely without props.
The seemingly effortless art of the best Irish writer
Irish writers make an art out of misery. However some of these stories will make you damn well suicidal -- especially "The Black Mare" by Edward Sheehy, "The Hawk" by Liam O'Flaherty a ...more