Secrets by Bernard Maclaverty

  Secrets by Bernard Maclaverty pivots on the theme of the immortality of letters, in both senses of the word. A parallel theme to this is the guilt complex from the formative years. The story is rather simple and nothing new. A boy looks through some letters which his great aunt, a spinster, keeps as … Continue reading Secrets by Bernard Maclaverty

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The Stoat by John MacGahern

  Autobiographical to a large extent, The Stoat by John MacGahern, an Irish writer, is also a study of impulses and instincts. The story is bracketed off literarally by a display of animal insticts and aggression. This story was rewritten several times and revised more than once. The story pivots on different themes. Apart from … Continue reading The Stoat by John MacGahern