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A Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend & Folklore (Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry / Cuchulain of Muirthemne) Hardcover – May 11, 1988
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Having only read American variants of Irish folklore, I was caught off guard by the style and structure of the stories. Readers should not expect them to follow the Brothers Grimm, "Once upon a time...happily ever after"-type construction. However, if you're familiar with Irish myths or you're up for trying something new, this collection is thoroughly entertaining.
William Butler Yeats edited the first part, which consists of the most renowned tales of the magical creatures of Ireland. These tales were painstakingly compiled from other expert writers and based upon Yeats' own research, and the collection is further enhanced by Yeats' own prose.Read more ›
HE GOT THE BOOK (IT WAS PREOWNED) IN GOOD CONDITION AND IS ENJOYING IT.
I RECOMMEND THE BOOK TO ANYONE WHO HAS THIS INTEREST.
The second component is that of Lady Gregory's retelling of the Ulster Cycle. This too is quite well done, though there have been many translations since (and I personally am fond of the Kinsella translation).
I would highly recommend this book.
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All the lore contained in this book is amazing!
Being Irish American, I wanted to read some traditional stories that were either A.) passed down through families or B. Read more
love the book will enjoy an pass too my children , this is something you will keep in a family thank you so much.Published on January 29, 2013 by katrina bingham
Had been searching for this book for quite awhile. The seller packed the item well and it arrived in a timely fashion. Just what I needed for my research.Published on December 3, 2010 by student63