Monday, November 9, 2009
Irish Stories & Tales, edited by Devin A. Garrity
The short story really is a beautiful art form. But I've already said so enough on this blog.
Almost each of these stories amazed me for being at the same time remarkably simple and notably complex. You get out of these stories what you bring to them -- and the more you understand the social situations in Ireland at the time of writing, the more import these stories carry.
I wonder, though. What would Mark Twain have written had he been Irish?