Books: Tales from the Twilight

Two LOVELY BEASTS (274 pp.)—Liam O'Flaherty—Devin-Adair ($3).

In the days when the terror of death and betrayal lay round every corner, Liam O'Flaherty described Ireland's troubles with a searing directness that has rarely been equaled. Now the Black & Tans, and the Constabulary, are long since out of the country, and that once vociferous rebel has outlived his rebellion.

In this collection of rustic short stories, Liam O'Flaherty finds himself in the uneventful void of an Ireland at peace, with only the piping curlews, the fragrant bogs, the blue hills and the boneheaded peasantry...

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