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Irish Folk Tales

Author : Henry Glassie
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Here are 125 magnificent folktales collected from anthologies and journals published from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with tales of the ancient times and continuing through the arrival of the saints in Ireland in the fifth century, the periods of war and family, the Literary Revival championed by William Butler Yeats, and the contemporary era, these robust and funny, sorrowful and heroic stories of kings, ghosts, fairies, treasures, enchanted nature, and witchcraft are set in cities, villages, fields, and forests from the wild western coast to the modern streets of Dublin and Belfast. Edited by Henry Glassie With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

The King with Horse s Ears and Other Irish Folktales

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A collection of Irish folktales includes stories about Fionn Mac Cumhail, his son Oisin, pookas, leprechauns, and fairies.

Favorite Irish Folk Tales

Author : Seumas MacManus
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A collection of Irish folktales, including "The Queen of the Golden Mines," "The Black Bull of the Castle of Blood," and "The Giant of the Band Beggar's Hall."

Folktales of Ireland

Author : Sean O'Sullivan
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Contains a collection of over fifty Gaelic folktales from the archives of the Irish Folklore Commission including tales of kings and warriors, pagans and Christians, and stories about historical Irish characters.

Children s Book of Irish Folktales

Author : Kevin Danaher
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The special magic of the Irish imagination shines forth in these fourteen authentic folktales. These tales are filled with the mystery and adventure of a land of lonely country roads and isolated farms, humble cottages and lordly castles, rolling fields and tractless bogs. They tell of ghosts and giants, of strange happenings and wondrous deeds, of fairies and witches and of fools and kings. Above all in these stories there is a sense of the full wonder of a world where the marvellous and the unexpected can always happen, and nothing is ever quite as it seems.

A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

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These Irish tales all are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back to a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling that had yet to be committed to the printed page. They were passed down through the ages virtually unaltered and feature a wide variety of fantastic beings.

Stylistic Studies of Literature

Author : Masahiro Hori
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This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Professor Hiroyuki Ito in whose honour it was conceived. It is a collection of papers on the stylistics of English and American literature written by scholars in Japan. A wide range of approaches, from traditional philological analysis to innovative new directions such as corpus stylistics and narratology are found in this book, addressing literary works as varied as the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Defoe, Austen, Dickens, and Mark Twain with Irish folktales and English-language Haiku. This volume also offers an overview of the state of the art in stylistic studies of English literature in Japan. The papers have been divided into four parts according to manner of approach: Philological Approaches, Corpus Stylistics, Narratology and Literary Stylistics.

The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales

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Carefully selected stories from the celebrated Folk Tales series have been gathered here for this special volume. Herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers performing in the country today. From banshees, pookas and changelings to rainbows, fairies and leprechauns, this book celebrates the distinct character of Ireland's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.


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It is a widely held belief, especially amongst the peoples of English-speaking nations, that the Irish have the “Gift of the Gab”. Samuel Lover’s LEGENDS AND STORIES OF IRELAND shows the utter truthfulness of this conviction. Herein you will find 20 of the most enduring classic Irish stories like: King O'toole And St. Kevin, Lough Corrib, A Legend Of Lough Mask, The King And The Bishop, Jimmy The Fool, The Devil's Mill and many more. After a recitation by Samuel Lover of a few tales at a dinner party, he was subsequently convinced to publish two of them in the Dublin Literary Gazette. The favourable reception of these tales resulted in Irish Stories and Legends, an exquisite and exceptional volume of Irish folklore. Prepared and collated with very few changes, Samuel Lover wanted to stay true to the original stories, so that the written story would enchant readers as though it were being presented in the vernacular. So, we invite you to download and curl up with this unique piece of Irish folklore, not seen in print for over one hundred and seventy years, and let the Gift of the Irish enchant and captivate you. KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, childrens stories, bygone era, fairydom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, happy place, happiness, King O'toole, St. Kevin, Ireland, Irish, Celtic, Lough Corrib, Lough Mask, White Trout, Battle Of The Berrins, Father Roach, Priest's Story, King, Bishop, Jimmy, Fool, Catastrophe, Devil's Mill, Gridiron, Paddy The Piper, Priest's Ghost, New Potatoes, Paddy, Sport, White Horse, Peppers, Little Weaver, Duleek Gate, Curse, Kishogue, Fairy Finder, Alpeen, Cudgel, Bad Scran, Bad Food, Bad Win, Bad Cess, Malediction, Cess, Success, Baithershin. May Be So, Ballyrag, Scold, Caureen, Old Bat, Strictly, A Little Old Hat, Een, Diminutive, Colleen Dhas, Pretty Girl, comether, Come Hither, Acquaintance, Gommoch, Simpleton, Hard Word, Hint, Hunkers, Haunches, Kimmeens, Sly Tricks, Machree, My Dear, Mavourneen, My Darling, Musha, Exclamation, Noggin, Drinking Vessel, Phillelew, Outcry, Spalpheen, Contemptible Person, Stravaig, Ramble, Ulican, Funeral Cry, Wake, Weirasthru

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales G P

Author : Donald Haase
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Irish Folk History

Author : Henry Glassie
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Made of the words of the people who live today in the beautiful, embattled countryside of Ulster, Irish Folk History is, in essence, the people's own statement of their past. In story, song, and spontaneous essay, these texts, selected from Passing the Time in Ballymenone, tell of the coming of Christianity, of endless war, of the hardships and delights of rural life. During a time of trouble, Henry Glassie came into a community of active story-tellers in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and in this book he sets their voices—their chuckles, whispers, and anger—before us. The words of Hugh Nolan, Michael Boyle, of Peter Flanagan, Hugh Patrick Owens, and their neighbors, echo from the page to present a tale that is at once the story of their tiny community and the story of all of Ireland.

Studies in Irish and Scandinavian Folktales

Author : Reidar Thoralf Christiansen
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Irish Gothic Fairy Stories

Author : Steve Lally
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In Ireland there are four provinces and, within these, are thirty-two counties. Each county and its people are unique, but the one thing they all have in common is their respect and regard for the 'The Good Folk', the Fairies of all Ireland. Steve Lally and Paula Flynn have compiled this magnificent collection of fairy tales from each county in Ireland. This book is a contemporary take on some classic stories and will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century

Author : David Pierce
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With five Nobel Prize-winners, seven Pulitzer Prize-winners and two Booker Prize-winning novelists, modern Irish writing has contributed something special and permanent to our understanding of the twentieth century. Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century provides a useful, comprehensive and pleasurable introduction to modern Irish literature in a single volume. Organized chronologically by decade, this anthology provides the reader with a unique sense of the development and richness of Irish writing and of the society it reflected. It embraces all forms of writing, not only the major forms of drama, fiction and verse, but such material as travel writing, personal memoirs, journalism, interviews and radio plays, to offer the reader a complete and wonderfully varied sense of Ireland's contribution our literary heritage. David Pierce has selected major literary figures as well as neglected ones, and includes many writers from the Irish diaspora. The range of material is enormous, and ensures that work that is inaccessible or out of print is now easily available. The book is a delightful compilation, including many well known pieces and captivating "discoveries," which anyone interested in literature will long enjoy browsing and dipping into.

Contemporary Irish Traditional Narrative

Author : Clodagh Brennan Harvey
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1. Social Change and the Storytelling Tradition. Modernization and Economic Change. Factors Effecting the Decline of Traditional Storytelling. Technological Innovations. Dance Halls and Public Houses. The Introduction of the Automobile. The Modernization of Homes. Education, Literacy, and the Decline of the Language. The "Death" of the Tradition 2. Folklore Collectors and the Irish Storytelling Tradition. The Pivotal Role of the Collectors. Collecting in the Past. Folklore Collecting Today. Self-Consciousness and the Storytelling Tradition. County Clare: A Symbiosis of Music and Storytelling.The Influence of Eamon Kelly. Limitations in the Documentation of the Tradition 3. The Current Status of the Two Language Traditions. Developments in the Study of Traditional Narrative. Aesthetic Considerations in Traditional Storytelling. The Preeminence of the Irish Language Tradition. The English Language Tradition: Narrating and Narrators of Scealaiocht. The English Language Tradition: Narrating and Narrators of Seanchas. Final Considerations and Portents of Change App. I: QuestionnaireApp. II: Ar Cuairt and Related TermsApp. III: Glossary of Gaelic TermsApp. IV: Selected Tales The Quarryman's SonThe Mac a hAon FionnAbove and Beyond the End of the EarthThe Gentlemen's Agreement.

International Folkloristics

Author : Alan Dundes
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International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore ranging from myth, folktale, and legend to custom and belief. Twenty classic essays, beginning with a piece by Jacob Grimm, reveal the evolving theoretical underpinnings of folkloristics from its nineteenth century origins to its academic coming-of-age in the twentieth century. Each piece is prefaced by extensive editorial introductions placing them in a historical and intellectual context. The twenty essays presented here, including several never published previously in English, will be required reading for any serious student of folklore.

Beside the Fire A Collection of Irish Gaelic Folk Stories

Author : Douglas Hyde
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Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival

Author : John Wilson Foster
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This is a critical survey of the fiction and non-fiction written in Ireland during the key years between 1880 and 1920, or what has become known as the Irish Literary Renaissance. The book considers both the prose and the social and cultural forces working through it.

Celtic Culture A Celti

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Irish Childhoods

Author : Pádraic Whyte
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While much has been written about Irish culture’s apparent obsession with the past and with representing childhood, few critics have explored in detail the position of children’s fiction within such discourses. This book serves to redress these imbalances, illuminating both the manner in which children’s texts engage with complex cultural discourses in contemporary Ireland and the significant contribution that children’s novels and films can make to broader debates concerning Irish identity at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Through close analysis of specific books and films published or produced since 1990, Irish Childhoods offers an insight into contrasting approaches to the representation of Irish history and childhood in recent children’s fiction. Each chapter interrogates the unique manner in which an author or filmmaker engages with twentieth century Irish history from a contemporary perspective, and reveals that constructions of childhood in Irish children’s fiction are often used to explore aspects of Ireland’s past and present.