Essays recast O’Connor as a writer of note

FRANK O’CONNOR: CRITICAL ESSAYS. Edited by Hilary Lennon, Four Courts Press, €45.

11th August, 2007

FRANK O’CONNOR: CRITICAL ESSAYS. Edited by Hilary Lennon, Four Courts Press, €45.

In my youth, the two Irish authors you were most likely to find on people’s bookshelves were Walter Macken and Frank O’Connor.

Perhaps their very popularity ensured that neither seemed to receive much critical attention, but in O’Connor’s case it is particularly surprising because he enjoyed such an international reputation, and still does in America, as a...

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