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Anglo-Irish novelist Moore (1852-1933), best known for the naturalistic novel Esther Waters (1894), also wrote stories of stark power in a correspondingly plain prose style. Sudden endings, ironic twists, odd coincidences, and small incidents that attain great significance are the ingredients of these 14 sketches, heretofore unavailable, some romantic, some nostalgic, more leaning towards psychological terror/horror. In one tale, for example, a sickly man vacations in a rural town; the townspeople deem his presence curious, and watch him; the watching causes paranoia, strange behavior, and more watching; eventually, to find out what he's up to, the townsfolk break forcefully into his room just as he dies of (fright and) heart failure. A lengthy critical introduction discusses Moore's opus, and these stories particularly. Robert E. Brown, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y.
Copyright 1985 Cahners Business Information, Inc.From Publishers Weekly:
Much admired for the architectonics of his realistic fiction, this Anglo-Irish cultural figure also had an influence on the development of the short story. PW noted that many of these hitherto unavailable short narratives "explore the human psyche, dealing with what Moore termed 'minor keys.' "
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