Crossways

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Archive for May 2019

The Short Story: An Arrow in Flight

In A Story with a Pattern, Mary Lavin’s protagonist is a writer, cornered by a man at a party who complains that her short stories are frustrating because they don’t have a beginning, a middle and an end.  Lavin, could capture stillness like few other writers, beautifully illustrating the fustiness of Irish society in the 1940’s and 50’s and hinting at the subversions rippling beneath the surface. She did this […]

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