[PDF] Download ↠ Great Irish Short Stories | by ☆ Vivian Mercier

By Vivian Mercier | Comments: ( 746 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

From time immemorial, the Irish have had a gift for storytelling This collection features some of the best writing, culled from ancient literature and folkore, and from modern writers like John Millington Synge, Frank O Connor, James Joyce, and Mary Lavin Excerpts include a short note on each writer, providing a miniature history of the development of Irish literature.


  • Title: Great Irish Short Stories
  • Author: Vivian Mercier
  • ISBN: 9780760700969
  • Page: 145
  • Format: None

About Author:

Vivian Mercier

Vivian Mercier 1919 1989 was an Irish literary critic He was born in Clara, County Offaly, Ireland and educated first at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, and then at Trinity College, Dublin After taking his doctorate at Trinity, he taught in American universities from the 1940s to the 1980s his last post was Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara He is perhaps best known for his famous summation of the plot of Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot has achieved a theoretical impossibility a play in which nothing happens, that yet keeps audiences glued to their seats What s , since the second act is a subtly different reprise of the first, he has written a play in which nothing happens, twice Irish Times, 18 February 1956, p 6 Despite what may sound like a somewhat disparaging criticism, Mercier was one of the foremost Beckett scholars of his day, and wrote extensively about Godot He also wrote a critically acclaimed study of Beckett s work as a whole, Beckett Beckett.1989, the year of his death, was also the year of Beckett s death Mercier s last marriage 1974 1989 had been to the Irish novelist and children s writer Eilis Dillon, who edited his posthumous book, Modern Irish Literature Sources and Founders Oxford, 1994 He is buried beside his wife in his hometown of Clara.



Comments Great Irish Short Stories

  • Jill Brady

    An interesting collection, spanning oral tradition to a Brian Friel story published 1961. The short author intros were both helpful and sometimes strangely rushed, with an occasional alarming assertion tacked suddenly to the tail end of an otherwise very conventional introduction.


  • Rob Shurmer

    A rather strange collection of lesser works.


  • Kevin Driskill

    This is a good collection that dates back far enough to give historical context to a fascinating society. You will laugh and cry and know better what it means to be Irish.


  • Sean

    This is a nice collection of stories. All seem to have characteristics of typical Irish stories: wit, emotion, etc.


  • Louise Adinolfi

    These stories were a bit old to keep my interest even though some of the authors are famous. Ireland has gone a long way forward and I am more interested in that.


  • Jim

    Nice book some good some not so good stories but a fun read


  • Margie

    Great selection.


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