‘Literature is the soul of the language’ wrote Seosamh Mac Grianna, and in this book are twelve of the most lively and spirited short stories that have been written in the Irish Language.
The big writers are there – Liam Ó Flaithearta, Pádraic Ó Conaire, Pádraig Mac Piarais – as well as, perhaps, authors who are less well known – Peigí Rose, Fionntán de Brún, Annraoi Ó Liatháin.
It is the blend of the old and the new, of tradition and innovation, of talent, creativity and ability that will surprise readers of this collection, that will inspire discussion, and perhaps also debate.
There are also comprehensive notes compiled by the editor for those wishing to sharpen their critical perspective.
Short Stories included in the book:
- An Beo – Liam Ó Flaithearta
- Dúil – Liam Ó Flaithearta
- An Cumann – Peigí Rose
- Ná hInis Brionglóidí na hAoine don tSatharn Choíche – Peigí Rose
- Nóra Mharcais Bhig – Pádraic Ó Conaire
- Anam an Easpaig – Pádraic Ó Conaire
- An Gadaí – Páraig Mac Piarais
- Athair – Micheál Ó Conghaile
- Codladh an Mháistir – Seosamh Mac Grianna
- Mánus Ó Súileachán – Séamus Ó Grianna
- Na Déithe Bréige – Fiontán de Brún
- An Rud nach mBíonn Agam – Annraoi Ó Liatháin
Seán Mac Labhraí edited.