TWO LOVELY BEASTS by Liam O'Flaherty
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Twenty short stories- brief instantaneous visions of the Gaelic spirit, the peasants and countryside- in a prose with the lyric beauty and intensity peculiar to the Irish writers in the tradition of Synge. The title story, which is indicative, is a finely incised vignette, a poetic parable; the two lovely beasts, two calves, are symbols of a peasant family's bitter struggle for life and prosperity at the expense of the community. Published in England a year ago by Victor Gollaneoz, the poignant stories in this first American edition are illustrated by wood cuts by John H. De Pol. Sensitive material for the discriminating reader.

Pub Date: July 7th, 1950
Publisher: Devin-Adair