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|
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2011-02-15|