by Anne Enright (Editor) - £9.99 Granta Books (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781847082558 | ISBN 10: 1847082556
Lyrical, dark, comic or iconoclastic, the Irish short story has always punched well above its weight. Anne Enright has brought together a dazzling collection of Irish stories by authors born in the twentieth century - from Mary Lavin and Frank O'Connor to Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry.
With a pithy and passionate introduction by Enright, The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story traces this great tradition through decades of social change and shows the pleasure Irish writers continue to take in the short-story form. Deft and often devastating, the short story dodges the rolling mythologies of of Irish life to produce truths that are delightful and real.
Also includes stories by: Maeve Brennan, Roddy Doyle, Mary Lavin, Colum McCann, William Trevor, John McGahern, Colm Tóibín, Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry.
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In booklists: Fiction - Irish Writers (and novels set in Ireland), Short Story Collections and Novellas, In categories: Fiction, Ireland, Scotland & Wales,