The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Dermot Bolger is a renowned Irish poet, playwright, and novelist with over 45 works to his name. In his writing, he concerns himself with the Irish middle class and the struggles many face trying to understand the relevance of traditional national identity. Bolger's characters often mirror his desire for a more inclusive society. His plays have earned him a number of awards, including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award for Best Debut Play, an Edinburgh Festival Scotsman Fringe First Award, and the Irish Times/ESB Prize for Best New Irish Play in 2004.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679765462
ISBN-10: 0679765468
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 14th, 1995
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Vintage