Folktales of Ireland

ISBN-10: 0226639983
ISBN-13: 9780226639987
Edition: 1968
Authors: Sean O'Sullivan
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1968
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 365
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Few countries can boast such a plentitude of traditional folktales as Ireland. In 1935, the creation of The Irish Folklore Commission set in motion the first organized efforts of collecting and studying a multitude of folktales, both written as well as those of the Irish oral tradition. The Commission has collected well over a million pages of manuscripts. Folktales of Ireland offers chief archivist Sean O'Sullivan's representation of this awe-inspiring collection. These tales represent the first English language collection of Gaelic folktales."Without doubt the finest group of Irish tales that has yet been published in English."—The Guardian"O'Sullivan writes out of an intimacy with his subject and an instinctive grasp of the language of the originals. He tells us that his archives contain more than a million and a half pages of manuscript. If Mr. O'Sullivan translates them, I'll read them."—Seamus Heaney, New Statesman"The stories have an authentic folktale flavor and will satisfy both the student of folklore and the general reader."—Booklist

Animals and Birds
The Fox and the Heron
The Fox and the Eagle
The Fox in Inishkea
The Magpie and the Fox
Two Women or Twelve Men
The Grateful Weasel
The Man Who Swallowed the Mouse
The Cat and the Dog
The Sow and HerBanbb
The Old Crow Teaches the Young Crow
The Cold May Night
Kings and Warriors
The King Who Could Not Sleep
C�atach
Fionn in Search of His Youth
The Coming of Oscar
C�chulainn and the Smith's Wife
Young Conall of Howth
Art, King of Leinster
The Speckled Bull
Saints and Sinners
The Boy Who Became
The Man Who Struck His Father
The Friar on Errigal
How God's Wheel Turns
The Man Who Was Rescued from Hell
The Hour of Death
People of the Otherworld
The Fairy Frog
The Fairy Wife
Fairy Money
The Children of the Dead Woman
The Three Laughs of the Leipreach�n
The Man Who Had No Story
Doctor Lee and Little Aran
The Child from the Sea
The Big Cat and the Big Rat
The March Cock and the Coffin
Se�n na B�n�ige
The Queen of the Planets
Se�n Palmer's Voyage to America with the Fairies
Magicians and Witches
The Sailor and the Rat
The Girl and the Sailor
The Four-leafed Shamrock and the Cock
The Black Art
Historical Characters
O'Connell and the Trickster
O'Connell Wears His Hat in Parliament
The Smell of Money for the Smell of Food
The Heather Beer
The Man Who Lost His Shadow
Cromwell and the Friar
Damer's Gold
The Wise, the Foolish, and the Strong
Secret Tokens Prove Ownership
The Cow That Ate the Piper
Se�n na Scuab
The Great Liar
The Uglier Foot
The Blacksmith and the Horseman
Notes to the Tables
Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Motifs
Index of Tale
Types
General
Index

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