Liam O'Flaherty

(28/08/1896 - 07/09/1984)

Born on Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands, Liam O'Flaherty is one of Ireland's best known short story writers. He attended University College Dublin and joined the Irish Guards during the First World War. He was discharged due to injury in 1917 and spent the next three years travelling before returning to Ireland. O'Flaherty's main novels are The Black Soul (1924), The Informer (1925), which was made into a film by director John Ford, The Assassin (1928), Shame the Devil (1934), and Famine (1937). His short story collections include The Short Stories of Liam O'Flaherty (1937), Dúil (1953), and The Pedlar's Revenge and Other Stories (1976). Liam O'Flaherty died in Dublin in 1984. He was a member of Aosdána.

Books
© Nóridca Libros, 2012

Dúil

Sairseal agus Dill, 1953

The last book O'Flaherty published is a collection of his stories in Irish. Dúil (Desire) brings together stories previously published in English or Irish versions (or both) and contains, among others, the frequently anthologised story "Bás na Bó" ("The Cow's Death") as well as "Teangabháil" ("The Touch"), "An Seabhac" ("The Hawk") and "An Beao" ("Life").

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Insurrection

Victor Gollancz, 1950

Insurrection is a novel of rebellion and of man's enchantment with it. Bartly Madden is caught up in the Easter Rising through a series of accidents. He joins a small band of insurgents, and as bravery, cowardice, and terror struggle for supremacy, it becomes clear that these individuals are defined not by what they live for, but by what they are prepared to die for.

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Shame the Devil

Grayson & Grayson, 1934

This is the Liam O'Flaherty's second autobiography after Two Years, published in 1930.

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The Informer

Jonathan Cape, 1925

A tale of temptation, betrayal, and reprisal, this powerful novel is set in the aftermath of the Irish Civil War. It tells of Gypo Nolan who informs on a wanted comrade. Liam O'Flaherty's novel served as the source of the Academy Award-winning film directed by John Ford.

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Spanish

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The Pedlar's Revenge and Other Stories

Wolfhound Press, 1976

This wonderful collection of short stories displays O'Flaherty's great range, from a love story between a wild drake and a domestic duck to the comedy of the appalling Patsa delivering the contents of his golden belly under the influence of a cataclysmic purge, to the fading old man sitting by the roadside who fails to recognise the old woman.

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French

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