Lantern Slides: Stories

Lantern Slides: Stories

by Edna O'Brien


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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

“Superb...[Lantern Slides] continues the quest for origin and explanation that has preoccupied O’Brien...Her stories unearth the primeval feelings buried just below the surface of nostalgia, using memories to illuminate both what is ridiculous and what is heroic about passion.” —David Leavitt, The New York Times Book Review

“Her stories are brilliantly realized and often very funny...O’Brien is quite simply one of the finest short story writers of our time.” —Joyce Carol Oates

A newly reissued collection of stories from the author of Girl, “one of the most celebrated writers in the English language” (NPR’s Weekend Edition)

In twelve stories peopled with deeply etched characters, whom we come to know instantly and intimately, Lantern Slides reveals the wit and passion of a master of the short fiction form. Rich and humorous, full of struggle and boldness, these stories are a singular reflection of Edna O’Brien’s artistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374538842
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 591,039
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, EDNA O'BRIEN has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, and the Frank O'Connor Prize. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.

Table of Contents


"Oft in the Stilly Night" 3

Brother 27

The Widow 35

Epitaph 53

What a Sky 75

Storm 91

Another Time 109

A Demon 129

Dramas 147

Long Distance 161

A Little Holiday 173

Lantern Slides 185

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