Ó Conaire, Padraic  

Field and Fair:Translated from the Irish by Cormac Breathnach

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Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882-1928) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer, known for his contribution to modern Irish literature. Born in Galway city, Ó Conaire lived through the significant socio-political changes of his time, which shaped his works. He moved to London in 1900, becoming involved with Conradh na Gaeilge and the Irish Volunteers. His writing, influenced by Russian authors, tackled themes of isolation, despair, and societal edge. He authored over 400 stories, five plays, and several essays. His notable works include ‘Deoraidheacht’ and ‘M’asal beag dubh’. Despite controversy and personal challenges, his work remains influential.

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Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882-1928) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer, known for his contribution to modern Irish literature. Born in Galway city, Ó Conaire lived through the significant socio-political changes of his time, which shaped his works. He moved to London in 1900, becoming involved with Conradh na Gaeilge and the Irish Volunteers. His writing, influenced by Russian authors, tackled themes of isolation, despair, and societal edge. He authored over 400 stories, five plays, and several essays. His notable works include 'Deoraidheacht' and 'M'asal beag dubh'. Despite controversy and personal challenges, his work remains influential.