The Fatal Move.

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First published in 1923: ''written in Belfast and Bangor during the partition of Ireland, the six strange stories comprising Conall Cearnac'?s The Fatal Move are unusual documents of the time. 'Cearnach? was the pseudonym of F. W. O?Connell, a peculiar Protestant divine, linguist and Irish language scholar, oddball essayist, and early national broadcaster. His sole fiction collection showcases a wide scope: the conte cruel, the ghost story, the locked-room mystery, and the science-fictional satire. What unifies the stories is O?Connell?s playful, outward-looking perspective, inspired by his love of the diverse cultures and languages of the world and his home country in equal measure. A unique figure in Irish life, Cearnach?s character is perhaps more present in these stories than the anxieties of the time in which they were written. For this volume, Reggie Chamberlain-King provides an extensive 28-page introduction examining O?Connell?s life and works''. 350 copies printed.

Title: The Fatal Move.

Author Name: Cearnach, Conall

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

ISBN Number: 1783800372

ISBN-13: 9781783800377

Location Published: Swan River Press: Dublin, Ireland.: 2021.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publicity postcard laid in and facsimile of the author's signature.


Seller ID: 50668