Little Ironies


This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1978.

Little Ironies: Stories of Singapore is a collection of seventeen short stories by Singapore author Catherine Lim. It was first published in 1978, in Singapore, by Heinemann under the Writing in Asia Series and earned for the writer much accolade. It is Lim's first published book of fiction. It is also the first collection of short stories to be written by a single author in Singapore.

In 2015, Little Ironies: Stories of Singapore was selected by The Business Times as one of the Top 10 English Singapore books from 1965–2015, alongside titles by Arthur Yap and Daren Shiau. In the same year, The Straits Times' Akshita Nanda selected Little Ironies as one of 10 classic Singapore books. "Catherine Lim's early short, sharp fiction describes the results of such social engineering", she wrote, "a Singapore growing more cosmopolitan and Singaporeans losing touch with their roots. Little Ironies spotlights ordinary people at their best and worst, such as 'The Taximan's Story', in which a cab driver is happy to make money off sex workers while looking down on them.”

Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 97
Year Published: 1978
Language: English

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