The Celtic Twilight

Faerie and Folklore

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121364

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1835

Rooted in myth, occult mysteries, and belief in magic, these enchanting stories from the great Irish poet are populated by a lively cast of sorcerers, fairies, ghosts, and nature spirits.

Irlands Königreich der Schatten

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag

ISBN: 3990271210

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 8915

Irlands Mythen und Sagen, Elfen- und Gespenstergeschichten, erzählt von einem seiner großen Dichter. Irland - das ist nicht nur die grüne Insel, das ist auch eine Welt, die tatsächlich von Sagen umwoben ist, eine Welt, die eine einzige vielstimmige Erzählung zu sein scheint. Vor der Veröffentlichung seiner berühmten Gedichte und Theaterstücke beschäftigte sich William Butler Yeats, der spätere Nobelpreisträger, intensiv mit der Folklore und Mythologie Irlands. Er wanderte durch die ländlichen Regionen seiner Heimat, wo der Aberglaube noch fest im Alltag verwurzelt war, und ließ sich von Bauern, Dorfbewohnern und Landstreichern Geschichten erzählen. Diese eindrücklichen Begegnungen und sonderbaren Geschichten hat Yeats in diesem Band versammelt und ihnen dabei ihre ganze Frische gelassen. Obwohl die Geschichten von übernatürlichen Wesen, außergewöhnlichen Menschen, und seltsamen Erscheinungen berichten, handelt es sich nicht um Märchen oder phantastische Erfindungen des Autors. Das Übernatürliche bleibt in Irland stets ein natürlicher Bestandteil des täglichen Lebens, und all die Elfen, Hexenmeister und Gespenster sind weniger Heimsuchungen als vertraute Nachbarn, mit denen man gut auskommen kann, wenn man sich nur an bestimmte Umgangsformen hält, sein Haus nicht auf einem Elfenpfad errichtet und sich nicht durch Traumbilder in das Labyrinth des Schattenkönigreichs locken lässt. Diese erste vollständige Übersetzung wird ergänzt durch ein Nachwort sowie Anmerkungen und ein Glossar der irischen Begriffe, mythologischen Figuren und historischen Personen.

The Celtic Twilight

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire : C. Smythe

ISBN: 9780861400690

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 160

View: 8597

While best known for his poetry, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was also a dedicated exponent of Irish folklore who took a particular interest in the tales' mythic and magical roots. He was, in fact, a ceremonial magician and leader in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, one of the most important esoteric orders in the Western magical tradition. Yeats' influence on other occultists imparted a decidedly Celtic flavor to their practices, just as The Celtic Twilight drew a wider audience to the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits. Its title refers to the pre-dawn hours, when the Druids performed their rituals; and the work serves as an affirmation of Yeats' belief in magic as a doorway to the Celtic past. "This handful of dreams," as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893, and consists of stories recounted to the poet by his friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Yeats' faithful transcription of their narratives includes his own visionary experiences, appended to the storytellers' words as a form of commentary. Book jacket.

Mythologies

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684826216

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7173

This is the definitive edition of W.B. Yeats's folklore & early prose fiction, edited according to Yeats's final textual instructions. Its extensive annotation makes luminous Yeats's 'fibrous darkness', that 'matrix out of which everything else has come', by dealing with oral & written sources, abandoned & unpublished writings.

Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen

Roman

Author: Hannah Kent

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426440067

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1161

"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.

Celtic Twilight

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554302997

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 9111

This edition of The Celtic Twilight is based on the expanded 1902 edition, which remains one of the best-known collections of Yeats' prose. Here he explores the longstanding connection between the people of Ireland and the inhabitants of the land of Faery.

Celtic Gods and Heroes

Author: Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115887

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 5898

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: 4163

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.

Keltische Mythologie

Author: Ella Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783880691810

Category:

Page: 128

View: 7970

Die geheime Rose

Erzählungen

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518014332

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6940

Modernism and the Celtic Revival

Author: Gregory Castle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139428743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 9077

In Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Gregory Castle examines the impact of anthropology on the work of Irish Revivalists such as W. B. Yeats, John M. Synge and James Joyce. Castle argues that anthropology enabled Irish Revivalists to confront and combat British imperialism, even as these Irish writers remained ambivalently dependent on the cultural and political discourses they sought to undermine. Castle shows how Irish Modernists employed textual and rhetorical strategies first developed in anthropology to translate, reassemble and edit oral and folk-cultural material. In doing so, he claims, they confronted and undermined inherited notions of identity which Ireland, often a site of ethnographic curiosity throughout the nineteenth-century, had been subject to. Drawing on a wide range of post-colonial theory, this book should be of interest to scholars in Irish studies, post-colonial studies and Modernism.

Irische melodien

in den versmaassen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 164

View: 8108

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: 3409

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.

The Essential Celtic Folklore Collection

Author: Lady Gregory

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456613596

Category: Fiction

Page: 1496

View: 9943

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of Celtic folklore: Legends and Stories of Ireland- Samuel Lover Glossary King O'Toole and St Kevin Lough Corrib A Legend of Lough Mask The White Trout The Battle of the Berrins; or, the Double Funeral Father Roach The Priest's Story The King and the Bishop Jimmy the Fool The Catastrophe The Devil's Mill The Gridiron; or Paddy Mullowney's Travels in France Paddy the Piper The Priest's Ghost New Potatoes Paddy the Sport The White Horse of the Peppers The Legend of the Little Weaver of Duleek Gate Conclusion of the White Horse of the Peppers The Curse of Kishogue The Fairy Finder Cuchulain of Muirthemne- Lady Gregory Preface by W. B. Yeats I. Birth of Cuchulain II. Boy Deeds of Cuchulain III. Courting of Emer IV. Bricrius Feast V. The Championship of Ulster VI. The High King of Ireland VII. Fate of the Sons of Usnach VIII. Dream of Angus Og IX. Cruachan X. The Wedding of Maine Morgor XI. The War for the Bull of Cuilagne XII. Awakening of Ulster XIII. The Two Bulls XIV. The Only Jealously of Emer XV. Advice to a Prince XVI. Sons of Doel Dermait XVII. Battle of Rosnaree XVIII. The Only Son of Aoife XIX. The Great Gathering at Muirthemne XX. Death of Cuchulain Note by W.B. Yeats Notes by Lady Gregory The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel The Cattle-Raid of Cooley Gods and Fighting Men- Lady Gregory The Celtic Twilight- W. B. Yeats Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy Preface Dedication Household Stories Jac and His Comrades The Bad Stepmother Adventures of Gilla na Chreck an Gour Jack the Master and Jack the Servant I'll be Wiser the next Time The Three Crowns The Corpse Watchers The Brown Bear of Norway The Goban Saor The Three Advices which the King with the Red Soles gave to his Son Legends of the 'Good People' The Fairy Child The Changeling and his Bagpipes The Tobinstown Sheeoge The Belated Priest The Palace in the Rath The Breton Version of the Palace in the Rath The Fairy Nurse The Recovered Bride Faction-fight among the Fairies Jemmy Doyle in the Fairy Palace The Fairy Cure The Sea Fairies The Black Cattle of Durzy Island The Silkie Wife The Pooka of Murroe The Kildare Pooka The Kildare Lurikeen The Adventures of the 'Son of Bad Counsel' Witchcaft, Socery, Ghosts and Fetches The Long Spoon The Prophet before his Time The Bewitched Churn The Ghosts and the Game of Football The Cat of the Carman's Stage Cauth Morisy looking for Service Black Stairs on Fire The Witches Excursion The Crock found in the Rath The Enchantment of Gearhoidh Iarla Illan Eachtach and the Lianan The Misfortunes of Barrett the Piper The Woman in White The Queen's County Ghost The Ghost in Graigue Droochan's Ghost The Kiranelagh Spirit The Doctor's Fetch The Apparition in Old Ross Ossianic and Early Legends Fann Mac Cuil and the Scotch Giant How Fann Mac Cuil and his Men were Bewitched Qualifications and Duties of the Fianna Eirionn The Battle of Ventry Harbour The Fight of Castle Knoc The Youth of Fion Fion's First Marriage How Fion selected a Wife Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne The Flight of the Sluggard Beanriogain na Sciana Breaca Conan's Delusions in Ceash The Youth of Oisin The Old Age of Oisin Legend of Loch na Piasta The King with the Horse's Ears The Story of the Sculloge's Son from Muskerry Fios Fath an Aaon Sceil An Broan Suan Or The Children of Lir Lough Neagh Killarney Legend of the Lake of Inchiquin How the Shannon acquired its Name The Origin of the Lake of Tiis The Building of Ardfert Cathredral How Donagh