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Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia (original 1991; edition 1991)

by Nina Fitzpatrick

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Title:Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia
Authors:Nina Fitzpatrick
Info:Fourth Estate (1991), Hardcover, 161 pages
Collections:Your library, Read
Tags:Rx, source: charity shop in Falmouth, short stories, Irish, gave away

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Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia by Nina Fitzpatrick (1991)


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Unfortunately, only the first story of Nina Fitzpatrick's story collection Fables of the Irish intelligentsia is brilliant and humourous.

Humour is based on a subtle balance or recognition and expectation, and sufficient banter in the margin. While Fables of the Irish intelligentsia is a short story collection, characters from the first stories re-appear in later stories, creating a sense of unity. This is badly needed in a collection which sweeps broad and wildly through ideas and world views which no one would associate with Ireland. The result are hilarious stories, with very few points of recognition, while the readers falls from one unexpected situation to the next. Incoherent, and ultimately, of little true interest. Very disappointing. ( )
  edwinbcn | Dec 1, 2013 |
Wickedly funny short stories, mocking academia and relationships.
  mulliner | Dec 23, 2011 |
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