The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story by Anne Enright

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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 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, these short stories dodge the rolling mythologies of Irish life to produce truths that are delightful and real. Includes Roddy Doyle, Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O’Connor, Seán Ó Faoláin, Edna O’Brien, Colm Tóibín, Clarie Keegan and William Trevor.
 

About Anne Enright

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ANNE ENRIGHT has published essays, short stories, a non-fiction book about motherhood and five novels including The Gathering, winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize. She lives in Dublin.
 
Published March 1, 2011 by Grove Press, Granta. 480 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the title suggests, this collection attempts to define the essential Irish aspects of the stories chosen rather than pick a best-of from well-known writers.

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Wisely, the stories are arranged imaginatively, not chronologically – think mix tape, not reference work – so, unlike many anthologies, this is a book you actually want to sit down with and read.

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Tampa Bay Times

That plenty is on display in The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story, 31 fine stories by Irish writers born in the 20th century.

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Independent.ie

There's much to enjoy in this selection of 31 stories, which honours such neglected writers as Val Mulkerns, Patrick Boyle and Michael McLaverty, while demonstrating that Colm Toibin, Claire Keegan, Kevin Barry and others are bringing to the Irish short story a continuing vibrancy.

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Fiction Writers Review

In her pithy introduction to the recent Granta Book of the Irish Short Story, Anne Enright waltzes around the question that all anthology editors seem obligated to address: what makes a short story a short story?

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The Granta Book Of The Irish Short Story Edited by Anne Enright (Granta, £25): Book review.

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