Friday Feature Week 16 – The Art of the Glimpse selected by Sinéad Gleeson

Friday, October 9th, 2020

This week’s friday feature is ‘The Art of the Glimpse’.

This fantastic book is comprised of 100 Irish short stories selected by Sinéad Gleeson.

The Art of the Glimpse is a radical revision of the canon of the Irish story, uniting classic works with neglected writers and marginalised voices – women, LGBT writers, Traveller folk-tales, lost 19th-century voices and the first wave of ‘new Irish’ writers from elsewhere now making a life in Ireland.

The collection paints a tremendous spectrum of experience: the story of a prank come good by Bram Stoker; Sally Rooney on the love languages of the new generation; Donal Ryan on the pains of ageing and everything in between.

List of contributing authors include: Samuel Beckett, Sally Rooney, Melatu Uche Okirie, William Trevor, Marian Keyes, Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Claire-Louise Bennett, Sheridan Le Fanu, Danielle McLaughlin, Mairtin O Cathain, Frances Molloy, Blindboy Boatclub, Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O’Connor, Chiamaka Emyi-Amadi, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Mike McCormack, Maeve Brennan, Oein de Bhairduin, Eimear McBride, Sean O Faolain, Cathy Sweeney.

The Art of the Glimpse is available now in Kinsale Bookshop or for order by emailing us at: kinsalebookshop@gmail.com.


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