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robert-earle's picture
William Trevor’s collection of short stories, A Bit on the Side, is uniformly excellent, each story a minor masterpiece of narrative, character, theme and setting. The closest comparison in English is Dubliners, by James Joyce, and not only because both writers are Irish.  Joyce through sheer...
terence-clarke's picture
"At times we come across work by an author unknown to us and the impact is so intense that it leaves us wondering why this is a first encounter. Terence Clarke is that sort of writer. Look up information about him and as important as he is there is not a lot written about him. Where was he born...
terence-clarke's picture
I consider it a privilege -- although it came as a big surprise to me to learn about it -- to have written one of the very few novels that exist about the Irish in San Francisco. It was a surprise because the familial conversations in the book, the Catholicism, the manner of expression, the...