Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction

ISBN-10: 0679765468
ISBN-13: 9780679765462
Edition: N/A
Authors: Dermot Bolger
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Description: This dazzling anthology, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger, is a splendidly comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection of the finest recent fiction from a nation of master storytellers. This collection of astonishing breadth reveals a  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This dazzling anthology, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger, is a splendidly comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection of the finest recent fiction from a nation of master storytellers. This collection of astonishing breadth reveals a literature of genuine global stature, as ancient as the Irish Sea. Contributors and stories include: John Banville, from Mefisto; Leland Bardwell, "The Hairdresser"; Sebastian Barry, from The Engine of Owl-Light; Mary Beckett, "Heaven"; Samuel Beckett, "For to End Yet Again"; Sara Berkeley, "The Sky's Gone Out"; Dermot Bolger, "The Journey Home"; Claire Boylan, "Villa Marta"; Shane Connaughton, "Ojus"; Mary Dorcey, "The Husband"; Roddy Doyle, from The Snapper; Anne Enright, "Men and Angels"; Hugo Hamilton, from Surrogate City; Dermot Healy, "The Death of Matti Bonner"; Aidan Higgins, from Balcony of Europe; Desmond Hogan, from A Curious Street; Jennifer Johnston, from The Christmas Tree; Neil Jordan, "Last Rights"; Molly Kean, Patrick McCabe, from The Butcher Boy; Brian Moore, "The Sight"; Edna O'Brien, "What a Sky"; William Trevor, "The Ballroom of Romance"; Val Mulkerns, "Memory and Desire"; Robert McLiam Wilson, from Ripley Bogle, and many more.

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, playwright and poet. He founded and edited the Raven Arts Press, Dublin, from 1979 to 1992 and co-founded New Island Books.

Introduction
For to End Yet Again
The Man-Keeper
The Talking Trees
from The Killeen
from A Curious Street
from Black List, Section H
from The Christmas Tree
High Ground
Postcards
A Woman's Hair
from Balcony of Europe
Happiness
Blood and Water
Ojus
from The Butcher Boy
Villa Marta
from Burning Your Own
Cancer
The Ballroom of Romance
from Good Behaviour
Last Rites
Between Two Shores
Heaven
Memory and Desire
The Husband
What a Sky
from The Snapper
Oranges from Spain
If Angels had Wings
from Proxopera
Orange Horses
from The Journey Home
from The Heather Blazing
Mothers Were All the Same
The Sky's Gone Out
from Ripley Bogle
from Surrogate City
A Rock-'n'-Roll Death
from Remembering Light and Stone
from The Engine of Owl-Light
The Sight
Incident on the El Camino Real
Men and Angels
Counterpoints
The Hairdresser
from Mefisto
The Death of Matti Bonner
Absent Children
Divided Attention
Through the Field
Biographical Notes
Acknowledgements

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