The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland

The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland

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Praised as Ireland's Chekhov, Frank O'Connor was a modern master of the short story. From an amateur brass band divided by partisanship to English soldiers who befriend their Irish captors, and from a child's comic confession to the end of a small-town friendship, these four humorous and tragic stories refract universal truths through the prism of 20th-century Ireland.One night he said to me, a#39;Ted, does that fellow Coughlan drink?a#39; a#39;Drink?a#39; I said, laughing outright at him. a#39;Himself and a sparrow would have about the same consumption of liquor.a#39; Nothing ever embarrassed Donnelan, who had the hide of aanbsp;...

Title:The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland
Author:Frank O'Connor
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2011-02-15


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