Literature Ireland
© Sellerio Editore Palermo



There has been much discussion about the reasons for the particular popularity of the short story genre in Irish literature, and the predilection that its writers have for this kind of writing that gathers around a fragment of reality, of time or space. The influence of Joyce's Dubliners, the tradition of fairies and goblins, and the history of marginalization and peripherality all contribute to the genre's longstanding success.

This anthology collects stories by Sara Berkeley, Mary Dorcey, Dermot Healy, Neil Jordan, Bernard MacLaverty, Eugene McCabe, John McGahern, John Montague, Mary Morrissy, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Gréagóir Ó DúiIl, David Park, and Lucille Redmond.

Sellerio Editore Palermo 1999

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