FINEST STORIES OF SEAN O'FAOLAIN by Sean O'Faolain

FINEST STORIES OF SEAN O'FAOLAIN

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of short stories which, while revealing O'Faolain's abiding affection for Ireland, are also clear-eyed in seeing her faults for many Irish-Americans. The stories run from the time of the troubles right up to the present- there are 27 of them- and in scope from humorous character sketches and slight mood pieces to full-blown stories of considerable power. Among the latter, especially good examples are Mid Summer Night Madness The Science of the Valley and Lovers of the ?Lake and among the funnier stories are Childybawn, The Fur Coat, and Mr. O'Faolain is a fine writer and though some of the selections don't quite come off and others may seem a trifle like cliches of Irish stories, on the whole his level is high, his eye keen, and the book is a pleasure to read.

Pub Date: May 9th, 1957
Publisher: Little, Brown