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The Irish Short Story: the Hand Grenade on the Kitchen Floor

The literary history of Ireland is as varied as it is unique, but the short story has a specific resonance in the country's history and culture. In this feature, Deirdre O'Byrne shares with us her thoughts on the short story's enigmatic impact, its historical connections with cultural and political dissonance, and the oral cultures of storytelling in Ireland. This is also a great primer on the country's eminent short story writers, if you're looking for reading material. Read more →