Tears of the Shamrock: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories on the Theme of Ireland's Struggle for Nationhood. Edited by David Marcus. Hardback. 1st Edition. Wolfe,1972.

Description: "It is in the literature of Ireland particularly in its short stories- that the real agony and anguish of Ireland's struggle for nationhood have been brought to life.

Her greatest writers have recorded the bloody annals...in stories that are vibrant with terror and tenderness, passion and compassion. Liam O'Flaherty (who fought in the 1916 Rising), Sean O'Faolain and Frank O'Connor (who both took part in the Civil War), Daniel Corkery, James Plunkett, Mary Lavin, Denis Johnston, Patrick Boyle, Tom McIntyre, are some of the twenty writers represented in the unique collection."  

Condition: Hardback. Boards very good.  Dust jacket very good. Black covers with gilt title on spine. Some foxing to outer edges of pages. Author's include : Daniel Corkery, Sean Lucy, Frank O'Connor, Liam O'Flaherty, Patrick Boyle, Tom MacIntyre, Jim Phelan and many others


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