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Two prominent Irish authors were born and lived in Cork, Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain. They were both famous for their short stories. Reading them will give you a lot of background on the social issues, historical struggles and family life of Ireland. They come highly recommended!
by Frank O'Connor O'Connor is considered a master of short story writing and story telling. Not only will these stories be a superb read, but they will also provide a significant historical background into Ireland's struggle to become independent.
An Only Child
by Frank O'Connor This book will take you through O'Connor's childhood, growing up during the rebellion which is a subject he focuses on throughout his writings.