Collected short stories

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Poolbeg Press Ltd., Dec 31, 1978 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Michael McLaverty is one of Ireland's most distinguished short story writers. He paints with acute precision and intensity the landscape of Northern Ireland, its remote hill farms, rough island terrain and the terraced back streets of Belfast. His stories evoke moments of passion, wonder or disenchantment in the lives of people living in environments that are often hostile and cruel.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A valuable collection of 23 expertly understated stories by the late Irish writer (1904-92). McLaverty's primary territory was rural Ireland (around Belfast), and his crisp portrayals of aging farmers ... Read full review

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I recently heard an interview with Bernard MacLaverty on RTE, and in reply to the question, “Who is the author who has most influenced your work,” he replied without hesitation, “Michael McLaverty ... Read full review


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Michael McLaverty was born in County Monaghan in 1904. He became a schoolteacher in Belfast and was later a headmaster there until his retirement. He died in 1992.

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