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The Wave Summary
Liam O'Flaherty

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The Wave Summary

Introduction

This story was included in a collection of early stories titled Spring Sowing. When O'Flaherty's friend and mentor, the critic Edward Garnett, told him to write about those things with which he was familiar, he naturally turned to the scene of his childhood: the bleak Aran Islands. Many of his stories are graphic descriptions of the peasant life on these nearly barren rocks, as human beings grapple with the unforgiving elements of nature. There are also stories, nine of them in this collection, that have to do with animals and their treatment by human beings. In "The Wave," however, there are neither human nor animal characters, but one part of nature against another.

Liam O'Flaherty became famous because of his novels, especially Famine and The Informer, but his literary reputation rests more heavily upon his short stories. Frank O'Connor, another great Irish short story writer, says in his book...

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