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Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland (Forgotten Books) Paperback – November 7, 2007
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"Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852¿22 May 1932), née Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist and folklorist. With William Butler Yeats and others, 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 changes to occur in Ireland during her lifetime.
Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind 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. Her motto was taken from Aristotle: "To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people."" (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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However, this is literally the ugliest book in my house. It looks like it was constructed at Kinko's. I don't know quite what I was thinking here - perhaps that it was a placeholder icon instead of an actual version of the book. The cover actually does say "HIGH QUALITY PAPERBACK" and "AFFORDABLE AND HIGH QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK EDITION", the spine is blank grey, the pages are not very firmly set, and the font is a faded Courier. Unless you are a college student who will never touch this text again after your class is over - please, please find a different edition.
Though I did not find it to be an easy read, I did enjoy it and feel that it rounded out my understanding of my Irish roots and how they influence the world around me.