The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

Forty-five short stories that span the entire history of the Irish short story, feature works by such masters as James Joyce and Elizabeth Bowen, as well as new voices, including Bernard McLaverty and Desmond Hogan

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038540261

Category: Fiction

Page: 567

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Forty-five short stories that span the entire history of the Irish short story, feature works by such masters as James Joyce and Elizabeth Bowen, as well as new voices, including Bernard McLaverty and Desmond Hogan

The Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories

Mercurial, intoxicating, witty or sad, the Irish short story is as full of charm (and blarney) as the people themselves.This is a selection of thirty-eight stories covering many generations and many moods of Irish writing.

Author: Benedict Kiely

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039397836

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Mercurial, intoxicating, witty or sad, the Irish short story is as full of charm (and blarney) as the people themselves.This is a selection of thirty-eight stories covering many generations and many moods of Irish writing. It begins with an exquisite love story, an ancient saga retold by Lady Gregory; continues with George Moore and the birth of the modern short story at the turn of the century; includes such preeminent writers as James Joyce, Sean O'Faolain, Mary Lavin and Liam O'Flaherty, whose work re-established the tradition of the short story; and concludes with the newer but no less practised exponents of the art - Elizabeth Bowen, William Trevor and Edna O'Brien.

Classic Irish Short Stories

From George Moore's masterpiece, Homesickness, and the warmth and humor of James Stephens, to the romantic eloquence of Bryan MacMahon, these stories capture the Irish people, their way of life, mythology, and history.

Author: Frank O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192819186

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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Gathers stories by James Joyce, Liam O'Flaherty, Frank O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen and Mary Lavin

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

Jopi Nyman While crime stories are as old as humanity,. the future direction of Ireland itself, and as attempts to answer that most challenging 5 The Detective and Crime Story: 1880–1945 ... The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories.

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144430478X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Philip Hensher, 'General Introduction', in The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, Volume 1 (London: Penguin, ... William Trevor, 'Introduction', in The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1989), ...

Author: Paul Delaney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474442237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics

Irish Women Writers and the Modern Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Matthews, Brander. 1994. The Philosophy of the Short-Story. In The New Short Story Theories, edited by Charles E. May, 73–80. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Author: Elke D'hoker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319302881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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This book traces the development of the modern short story in the hands of Irish women writers from the 1890s to the present. George Egerton, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Mary Lavin, Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright and Claire Keegan are only some of the many Irish women writers who have made lasting contributions to the genre of the modern short story - yet their achievements have often been marginalized in literary histories, which typically define the Irish short story in terms of its oral heritage, nationalist concerns, rural realism and outsider-hero. Through a detailed investigation of the short fiction of fifteen prominent writers, this study aims to open up this critical conceptualization of the Irish short story to the formal properties and thematic concerns women writers bring to the genre. What stands out in thematic terms is an abiding interest in human relations, whether of love, the family or the larger community. In formal terms, this book traces the overall development of the Irish short story, highlighting both the lines of influence that connect these writers and the specific use each individual author makes of the short story form.

Teaching the Short Story

Elizabeth Bowen: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1991. Lennon, Hilary, ed. ... The Oxford Book of English Short Stories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ... The Faber Book of Best New Irish Stories. London: Faber, 2007.

Author: A. Cox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316591

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The short story is moving from relative neglect to a central position in the curriculum; as a teaching tool, it offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism and genre. This book offers a practical guide to the short story in the classroom, covering all these fields and more.

Irish Writing

The Oxford Book of Ireland ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1998 ) . ... Irish Folk Tales ( Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1987 ) . ... Classic Irish Short Stories ( Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press , 1985 ) .

Author: Lecturer in Modern Poetry Royal Holloway Stephen Regan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019284038X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 549

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'Can we not build up a national tradition, a national literature, which shall be none the less Irish in spirit from being English in language?' W. B. YeatsThis anthology traces the history of modern Irish literature from the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century to the early years of political independence. From Charlotte Brooke and Edmund Burke to Elizabeth Bowen and Louis MacNeice, the anthology shows how, in forging a tradition of theirown, Irish writers have continually challenged and renewed the ways in which Ireland is imagined and defined. The anthology includes a wide-ranging and generous selection of fiction, poetry, and drama. Three plays by W. B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory, and J. M. Synge are printed in their entirety, along with the opening episode of James Joyce's Ulysses. The volume also includes letters, speeches, songs,memoirs, essays, and travel writings, many of which are difficult to obtain elsewhere.'Stephen Regan's anthology vividly and valiantly presents a nation, and a national literature, coming into being.' Paul Muldoon

Irish Literature Since 1800

Ferocious Humanism: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from before Swift to Yeats and After (2000) Montague, John (ed.), The Faber Book of Irish Verse (1974) O'Connor, Frank (ed.), Classic Irish Short Stories (Oxford, 1985) Pierce, David (ed.) ...

Author: Norman Vance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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This book surveys Irish writing in English over the last two centuries, from Maria Edgeworth to Seamus Heaney, to give the literary student and the general reader an up-to-date sense of its variety and vitality and to indicate some of the ways in which it has been described and discussed. It begins with a brief outline of Irish history, of Irish writing in Irish and Latin, and of writing in English before 1800. Later chapters consider Irish romanticism, Victorian Ireland, W.B.Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival, new directions in Irish writing after Joyce and the literature of contemporary Ireland, north and south, from 1960 to the present.

Postcolonial and Gender Perspectives in Irish Studies

William Trevor , in The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories , relates Irish short stories with the Irish tradition of storytelling : “ In putting this anthology together , I was driven back , again and again , to a consideration of the ...

Author: Marisol Morales Ladrón

Publisher: Netbiblo

ISBN: 0972989269

Category: English literature

Page: 240

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This book represents an attempt to tackle questions related to fragmented and often conflicting ideologies within Irish studies. Although a collective outcome, with contributions in English and Spanish, its unifying concern has been the appliance of postcolonial and gender perspectives to the analysis of Irish literature (prose, drama and verse) and cinema, as well as to the aesthetic production of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Along the volume, while some authors have chosen to delve into the broad theoretical debate concerning the position of Irish studies within postcolonial and feminist theories, others offer detailed examinations of specific literary pieces and authors that fit in this panorama. All in all, the chapters are wide and diverse enough to trace a spatial and temporal map of the evolution of these paradigms within contemporary Irish studies, North and South of the border.