Stephens’s first (1913) collection of short stories revolves about the often nameless clerks, typists, and office supervisors of middle-class Dublin. The 19 stories include “Women,” “Three Heavy Husbands,” “A Glass of Beer,” “One and One,” “Three Women Who Wept,” “The Triangle,” The Daisies,” “Three Angry People,” “The Threepenny Piece,” and “Brigid.”
About the Author
James Stephens (1882-1950) was an Irish novelist and poet known for his lyrical and humorous retellings of Irish myths and fairy tales. Fearing he might not complete Finnegans Wake, James Joyce approached Stephens about helping to finish that mammoth work. A popular contributor to the BBC, Stephens’s works include Deirdre and Etched in Moonlight.