Gods and Fighting Men - The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland.

Gregory, Lady.

Verlag: England, Colin Smythe Ltd, 1979
ISBN 10: 0901072370 / ISBN 13: 9780901072375
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13.5cm x 21.5cm 370 pages. Original Softcover. Good condition with some clear signs of external wear to the covers. Interior very good. Includes Preface by W. B. Yeats and the following chapters: The Coming of the Gael The Ever-Living Ones The Fate of the Children of Lir Finn, Son of Cumhal The Battle of White Strand Oisin's Children Diarmuid and Grania The End of the Fianna Oisin and Patrick. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Lady Gregory tells about Ireland's gods and her fighting men from the old Irish sagas.

About the Author: Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (née Persse; 15 March 1852 – 22 May 1932) was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the political struggles to occur in Ireland during her lifetime. Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind the Irish Literary Revival. Her home at Coole Park, County Galway, served as an important meeting place for leading Revival figures, and her early work as a member of the board of the Abbey was at least as important for the theatre's development as her creative writings. Lady Gregory's motto was taken from Aristotle: "To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people." A trip to Inisheer in the Aran Islands in 1893 re-awoke an interest in the Irish language and in the folklore of the area in which she lived. She organised Irish lessons at the school at Coole and began collecting tales from the area around her home, especially from the residents of Gort workhouse. One of the tutors she employed, was Norma Borthwick, who would visit Coole numerous times. This activity led to the publication of a number of volumes of folk material, including A Book of Saints and Wonders (1906), The Kiltartan History Book (1909), and The Kiltartan Wonder Book (1910). She also produced a number of collections of "Kiltartanese" versions of Irish myths, including Cuchulain of Muirthemne (1902) and Gods and Fighting Men (1904). ("Kiltartanese" is Lady Gregory's term for English with Gaelic syntax, based on the dialect spoken in Kiltartan.) In his introduction to the former, Yeats wrote "I think this book is the best that has come out of Ireland in my time." James Joyce was to parody this claim in the Scylla and Charybdis chapter of his novel Ulysses. from wikipedia

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Verlag: England, Colin Smythe Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: 1979

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Verlag: London: John Murray 1926. xxviii, 476 S., 4 Bl. Halbleinen mit montiertem Papierrückenschild. (1926)
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Buchbeschreibung London: John Murray 1926. xxviii, 476 S., 4 Bl. Halbleinen mit montiertem Papierrückenschild., 1926. Die Erstausgabe war 1904, das Buch ist hier zum 5. Mal wieder gedruckt. - Minimal berieben und bestoßen, einige Seiten etwas geknickt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar ohne Stempel oder Namenszüge. - First edition was 1904, printed here for the fifth time. Very slightly rubbed, some pages slightly crincled; very good copy without any names or stamps. (HF20b). Artikel-Nr. 5884

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