The Celtic Twilight

The Devil World

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

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INDEX THE HOSTING OF THE SIDHE THIS BOOK I II W. B. YEATS. A TELLER OF TALES BELIEF AND UNBELIEF MORTAL HELP A VISIONARY VILLAGE GHOSTS "DUST HATH CLOSED HELEN'S EYE" I II A KNIGHT OF THE SHEEP AN ENDURING HEART THE SORCERERS THE DEVIL HAPPY AND UNHAPPY THEOLOGIANS I II THE LAST GLEEMAN REGINA, REGINA PIGMEORUM, VENI "AND FAIR, FIERCE WOMEN" ENCHANTED WOODS I II MIRACULOUS CREATURES ARISTOTLE OF THE BOOKS THE SWINE OF THE GODS A VOICE KIDNAPPERS THE UNTIRING ONES EARTH, FIRE AND WATER THE OLD TOWN THE MAN AND HIS BOOTS A COWARD THE THREE O'BYRNES AND THE EVIL FAERIES DRUMCLIFF AND ROSSES THE THICK SKULL OF THE FORTUNATE I II THE RELIGION OF A SAILOR CONCERNING THE NEARNESS TOGETHER OF HEAVEN, EARTH, AND PURGATORY THE EATERS OF PRECIOUS STONES OUR LADY OF THE HILLS THE GOLDEN AGE A REMONSTRANCE WITH SCOTSMEN FOR HAVING SOURED THE DISPOSITION OF THEIR GHOSTS AND FAERIES WAR THE QUEEN AND THE FOOL THE FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE OF FAERY DREAMS THAT HAVE NO MORAL BY THE ROADSIDE INTO THE TWILIGHT

The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473349389

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 9959

“The Celtic Twilight” is a series of stories from Irish folklore by Irish poet W. B. Yeats. Beautifully and poetically written, they present a vivid portrait of those who lived near to the land in Ireland. Highly recommended for poetry lovers and those with an interest in Ireland. William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the most prolific literary figures of the 20th-century. At the forefront of both the British and Irish literary movements, he co-founded the Abbey Theatre and was, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others, a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. In his later life, Yeats also served as a Senator in Ireland. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Celtic Gods and Heroes

Author: Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115887

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4968

Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes.

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486269412

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 2309

Treasury of 64 tales from the world of Celtic myth and legend: "The Soul Cages," "The Kildare Pooka," "King O'Toole and his Goose," more. Introduction, Notes by W. B. Yeats.

Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen

Roman

Author: Hannah Kent

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426440067

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7857

"Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen" von Bestseller-Autorin Hannah Kent ist ein mitreißendes Drama um die Macht von Angst und Aberglaube - basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Irland 1825: Die 14-jährige Mary soll der verwitweten Bäuerin Nora mit deren schwer behindertem Enkel Michael zur Hand gehen. Der kleine Junge, so munkelt man im Dorf, sei ein Wechselbalg, ein Feenkind, und mache die Kühe krank. Mary gibt nichts auf das Gerede, doch als Nora davon hört, reift in der einsamen, verzweifelten Frau eine ungeheuerliche Idee: Wenn es ihr gelingt, den Wechselbalg zu vertreiben, würde sie den gesunden Michael wiederbekommen und endlich wieder eine echte Familie haben. Getrieben von Angst und Aberglaube und unterstützt durch die geheimnisvolle Kräuterfrau Nance ist sie bald bereit, alles zu versuchen – und Mary fällt es immer schwerer, sich gegen die beiden Frauen durchzusetzen. Hannah Kent gelingt es durch ihre kristallklare Sprache erneut, eine grausame und wahre Geschichte eindringlich zu erzählen; die raue Schönheit Irlands verschmilzt mit dem Seelenleben ihrer Figuren, die dem Leser, wie schon in ihrem Debüt-Roman "Das Seelenhaus", ganz nahe kommen.

Keltische Mythologie

Author: Ella Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783880691810

Category:

Page: 128

View: 695

Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island

From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium

Author: Barbara Freitag

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

View: 7772

Brasil Island, better known as Hy Brasil, is a phantom island. In the fourteenth century Mediterranean mapmakers marked it on nautical charts to the west of Ireland, and its continued presence on maps over the next six hundred years inspired enterprising seafarers to sail across the Atlantic in search of it. Writers, too, fell for its lure. While English writers envisioned the island as a place of commercial and colonial interest, artists and poets in Ireland fashioned it into a fairyland of Celtic lore. This pioneering study first traces the cartographic history of Brasil Island and examines its impact on English maritime exploration and literature. It investigates the Gaelicization process that the island underwent in nineteenth century and how it became associated with St Brendan. Finally, it pursues the Brasil Island trope in modern literature, the arts and popular culture.

Nordic Gods and Heroes

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119351

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 4866

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191028770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 4436

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.

Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival

A Changeling Art

Author: John Wilson Foster

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815625889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 2519

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.

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth

Author: William Yeats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196099X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 6278

This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats’s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and rooted in a vital native tradition. In this volume Yeats’s essays, introductions and sketches are presented chronologically, giving a clear picture of how his analysis developed, increasing in its depth and complexity in his quest to create an Ireland of the imagination.

W.B. Yeats and Irish folklore

Author: Mary Helen Thuente

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 8392

The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats

Author: Marjorie Howes,John Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 7791

This accessible and thought-provoking Companion is designed to help students experience the pleasures and challenges offered by one of the twentieth century's greatest poets. A team of international contributors examine Yeats's poetry, drama and prose in their historical and national contexts. The essays explain and synthesise major aspects and themes of his life and work: his lifelong engagement with Ireland, his complicated relationship to the English literary tradition, his literary, social, and political criticism and the evolution of his complex spiritual and religious sense. First-time readers of Yeats as well as more advanced scholars will welcome this comprehensive account of Yeats's career with its useful chronological outline and survey of the most important trends in Yeats scholarship. Taken as a whole, this Companion comprises an essential introduction for students and teachers of Yeats.

Gefangen im Elfenwald

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785570937

Category:

Page: 125

View: 1132

Anne und Phillip landen mit dem Baumhaus im irischen Moor. Dort sollen sie das Mädchen Augusta finden, das im Reich der Elfen gefangen gehalten wird ... - 41. Band der Reihe. Ab 8.

Liebesgedichte

Author: William B. Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783630620060

Category:

Page: 134

View: 2349

The Isles

A History

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475703

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4948

The bestselling and controversial new history of the 'British Isles', including Ireland from the author of Europe: A History. Emphasizing our long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this is agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic. 'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is The Isles: A History ... a masterwork.' Roy Porter, The Times 'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Sunday Times 'A book which really will change the way we think about our past . marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard 'A historiographical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times 'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' Andrew Marr, Observer 'It is too soon to tell if [Norman Davies] will become the Macaulay or Trevelyan of our day: that depends on the reading public. He has certainly made a good try. This is narrative history on the grand scale - compulsively readable, intellectually challenging and emotionally exhilirating.' David Marquand, Literary Review

Yeats the Initiate

Essays on Certain Themes in the Work of W.B. Yeats

Author: Kathleen Raine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389209515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 449

View: 4818

The eminent poet and scholar Kathleen Raine, leading exponent of "the learning of the imagination," brings together all her essays on Yeats (some never before printed) covering many aspects of the traditions and influences that informed his great poetry. In saluting Raine's "magnificent achievement in this rich and learned book," Professor Augustine Martin of University College Dublin states that she "irradiates [Yeats] and every corner of his work. Her unique and unanswerable contribution to Yeatsian criticism is to establish his authority as an immensely learned poet and thinker in the tradition of Plato and the Eternal Philosophy." Contains over 140 illustrations.