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Great Irish Short Stories

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This collection of thirteen captivating tales by Irish authors illustrates both traditional and modern approaches to the Celtic art of storytelling. Spanning two centuries, it features stories by Maria Edgeworth and William Carleton from the beginning of Irish prose fiction in English; retellings of traditional tales by Lady Gregory and Standish O'Grady from the great age ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 10th 2005 by Dover Publications
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Leigh
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I took a great Irish literature class in college and I still love reading short stories and poetry from Irish writers. This was a great collection of diverse and interesting pieces, I feel like it really gave a healthy introduction to Irish short stories.
Meg
Apr 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Evan Bates has created a collection of Irish stories that span most of the literary history of the island, providing a well-rounded view of its extensive literary heritage and, when taken together in context, creating a kind of narrative of the self-image of Irish writers and developing national consciousness.
Judine
Jul 23, 2008 rated it liked it
I think I would have appreciated this book more if I wasn't hoping to find a forensics piece in it. Some of the stories had a certain old-fashioned humor I appreciated, but several had fairly unsatisfactory endings, especially James Joyce's "The Dead."
Melissa
Jun 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
several great short stories read for English class... all Irish writers, i'm beginning to really enjoy them!
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