The short story

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Devin-Adair Publishers, Incorporated, 1974 - Fiction - 370 pages
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Combines essays and anthology to illustrate a critical analyses of both the personal and technical elements of short story writing with representative works by eight masters of past and present

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MOST USEFUL BOOK! NOT ONLY DOES O'FAOLAIN WRITE BEAUTIFULLY - WHICH SHOULD BE EXPECTED AS HE IS ONE OF IRELAND'S MOST READ WRITERS - BUT THE BOOK IS INTERESTING WAY BEYOND INSTRUCTION. IT IS MOST EMPHATICALLY NOT A 'HOW-TO' BOOK, BUT A WORK OF LITERATURE. WONDERFUL WORD USAGE. GRAPHIC PARAGRAPHS. BELIEVE IT IS STILL IN PRINT BY THE PUBLISHER (Devin-Adair Publishers of Lafayette Court in Greenwich, CT, USA) BECAUSE MY EDITION SHOWS 6 PRINTINGS PRIOR TO MINE! HIS EXAMPLES OF LITERATURE ARE DELIGHTFUL - SHOULD BE A MUST-READ IN ALL COLLEGE ENGLISH CLASSES IN USA. 

Contents

On Keeping the Lines Clear
3
THE PERSONAL STRUGGLE
32
Alphonse Daudet or The Interrupted Romantic
35
Copyright

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About the author (1974)

Sean O'Faolian was born February 22, 1900 in Cork, Ireland. He attended Lancasterian National School, and later Presentation Brothers, from 1913-18. He entered UCC on a scholarship in 1918 and studied English, French and Latin. He learnt Irish at Gaelic League and graduated with English Language and Literature Honours in 1921. O'Faolain enlisted in the Cork No. I Brigade of the IRA, and performed non-combatant duties, chiefly as a bomb-maker. He was then a salesman in an Irish language book firm and served as IRA Director of Publicity [propaganda] in Cork and later Dublin, editing a Republican news sheet with Molly Childers and P. J. Little, and answering to Erskine Childers, 1922-23. O'Faolain taught in the U.S. in the 1930s. He edited the literary journal The Bell from 1940 to 1946. As well as novels and the short stories for which he is most famous, he wrote biography criticism and travel books. O'Faolain was a member of Aosdána, and was elected Saoi, Aosdána's highest accolade, in 1986. He died in 1991.

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