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O'Flaherty, Liam

Liam O'Flaherty (lē´əm ōflă´hərtē), 1897–1984, Irish novelist, b. Aran Islands, Co. Galway. Many of his realistic novels have a compassionate interest in troubled people caught in the turbulence of his homeland, such as The Informer (1925), successfully filmed in 1935; The Black Soul (1924); Mr. Gilhooley (1926); and The Assassin (1928). Famine (1937), Land (1946), and Insurrection (1951) are novels of 19th-century Ireland. He also wrote notable short stories, as well as autobiographical works, Two Years (1930) and Shame the Devil (1934).

See studies by J. Zneimer (1970) and J. H. O'Brien (1973).

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OFlaherty, Liam

O'Flaherty, Liam (1897–1984) Irish novelist and short story writer. His novels, which often reflect contemporary Irish social conditions, include The Informer (1925), The Puritan (1931), Famine (1937), and Insurrection (1950). He also wrote three autobiographical works.

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