Books: Big Fellow

DEATH IN DUBLIN—Frank O'Connor—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

"Ireland," James Joyce once remarked, citing the great Irishmen who have perished at the hands of their own countrymen, "is the old sow that eats her farrow." But Ireland also has a great tradition of keening her dead, and most gifted young Irish writers (Sean O'Faolain, Liam O'Flaherty, Frank O'Connor et al), in dealing with "The Trouble" of 1916-21, have let it appear that most Irishmen feel as fiercely involved with the heroes of this period as any generation that ever cursed or caressed the names of O'Neill,...

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