THE GLASS SHORE
ed. Sinéad Gleeson
The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland provides an intimate and illuminating insight into a previously underappreciated literary canon.
Twenty-five female luminaries — whose lives and works cover three centuries — capture experiences that are both vivid and varied, despite their shared geographical heritage. Unavoidably affected by a difficult political past, this challenging landscape is navigated by characters who are searingly honest, humorous and, at times, heartbreakingly poignant. The result is a collection that is enthralling, stirring and quietly disconcerting.
Rosa Mulholland – Erminda Rentoul Esler – Sarah Grand – Alice Milligan – Mary Beckett – Polly Devlin – Frances Molloy – Una Woods – Evelyn Conlon – Linda Anderson – Mary O’Donnell – Tara West – Jan Carson – Lucy Caldwell – Roisín O’Donnell
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.
by Arnold Bennett