Liam O'Flaherty

Liam O'Flaherty was an Irish novelist and short story writer and a major figure in the Irish literary renaissance. He was known for his realistic portrayals of rural Irish life, often focusing on the struggles and the resilience of the human spirit. Some of his notable works include 'The Informer,' for which he won the 1925 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and 'The Sniper.' His writing is characterized by a deep sympathy for the underprivileged and a rich depiction of the natural world.


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  1. 1. The Informer

    "The Informer" is a gripping novel set in the tumultuous time of the Irish War of Independence. It follows the story of Gypo Nolan, a former member of the Irish Republican Army, who becomes an informant for the British police in exchange for a reward. As Gypo grapples with guilt and paranoia, he navigates a treacherous world of betrayal, loyalty, and political unrest, ultimately leading to a tragic and suspenseful climax. O'Flaherty's masterful storytelling delves into the complexities of morality and the devastating consequences of one man's fateful decision.

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