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Please consider participating in Irish Short Stories Week-3/13 to 3/20
|"Hi, I will be a co-host for the week-I was|
born in an Irish Story but I am alive now!"-Carmilla
This week's question for on the literary book blog hop is:
My answering is a resounding yes for sure of course it can be!- There are so many possible answers I find it hard to single out one book. In recent readings I would say the short stories of Saki, Elizabeth Bowen's Eva Trout, and "Why I live at the P. O." by Eudora Welty.
If you have any questions comments or interest in Irish Short Stories Week, please leave me a comment.
I'm with you on Saki! I've yet to try Bowen...
You're making those Irish short stories look intriguing to me. I will definitely entertain the idea of reading one.
I'm not sure I would be the voracious reader that I am, if literature, at least some of it, were not funny.
I love SAKI and EUDORA WELTY!
Will join you for that Irish Short Stories week. But can't say how much I will be able to read...
Here is my Literary Blog Hop post!
Why I live at the P.O. is a nice example.
I'm planning on participating in Irish short story week with The Dead by James Joyce and "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde.
I'm definitely joining in on Irish Short Story Week ... so many good ones to choose form. I haven't read Bowen or Welty, but I intend on fixing that (especially with Bowen).
What would you recommend as a good Irish short story for a first timer? :)
I'm ashamed to say I haven't read anything by Saki. Looking at that name I always thought he was Japanese!
Here's mine: http://mywordlyobsessions.wordress.com
..Stopping by from the Literary Blog Hop.
Great answer...stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.
Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:
LITTLE PRINCES BY CONOR GRENNAN
Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.
I also listed that story by Welty--SOOO funny.
I really like your idea of the Irish Short Story week. I've not read a ton of Irish writers, and I think the only collection I've read the qualifies is James Joyce's Dubliners.
Risa-Saki is a good escape read and his prose style kind of grows on me-
Bookbelle-I hope you can participate-Joyce and Wilde, for example, can easily be read online along with Bram Stoker-
Gautami Tripathy-I hope you will join us also-I have read maybe 12 Saki stories in the last few months-he always makes me laugh-I need to read more Welty
Robyn-yes that is a really good Welty story-
Listener-your two choices are great ones
dragonflyy419-thanks so very much
As the Crowe Flies and Reads-lots of stories online you can read or anything from The Dubliners would be great-I am going to post on "Two Sisters"
myworldlyobsessions-for online readers-any of Wilde's short stories and any of Joyce-some Frank O'Conner can be found online-huge number of options-I hope you will join in
I just reread "Why I Live at the P.O." What an odd little story. Family drama before family drama was cool.
Check out my hop here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/literary-blog-hop-ha-ha-funny.html
am in agreement with you,Cervantes, Rabalais, Calvino etc. Love the Irish short story idea.
Sadly, I must disagree with you. I have sought out expert opinion and my literary intellectual concurs: There is no such thing as funny literature.
Take a look at my post: www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com
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