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Passing the Time in Ballymenone

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ISBN-10: 0253209870

ISBN-13: 9780253209870

Edition: 1995

Authors: Henry Glassie, Henry H. Glassie, Henry H. Glassie

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"[Passing the Time in Ballymenone is] an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book. It is about night and day, talk and work, man and nature, history and folklore, text and context, truth and order, art and culture, life and death, the ponderable and imponderable, but above all it is about the effort of one man to find for himself and us the life's breath of the people of Ballymenone. . . . It is certainly a remarkable tour de force.Ó ÑEmmet Larkin, New York Times Book ReviewÒA catalog of themes and topics . . . fails to reveal the glory of Passing the Time: it is one of the most remarkable pieces of literature of the twentieth century. As such, the book merits the attention of all readers who care about great writing and important ideas.Ó ÑWilbur Zelinsky, Geographical ReviewPassing the Time in Ballymenone is the result of a decade of research on the life and art, the folklore, history, and common work of a rural community in Northern Ireland. Winner of the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Haney Prize in the Social Sciences, Passing the Time in Ballymenone was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times. It is a classic in the fullest sense, reaching beyond folklore to the wide world of humanity.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 872
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.01" tall
Weight: 2.332

Henry Glassie is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University and author of many books, including Passing the Time in Ballymenone (IUP, 1995), Turkish Traditional Art Today (IUP, 1993), The Potter's Art (IUP, 2000), and Vernacular Architecture (IUP, 2000). His books have won a host of awards and three of his works have been named among the notable books of the year by the New York Times. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Preface: Passing the Time in Ballymenone
A Territory of Wits
Crossing Drumbargy Brae
Silence, Speech, Story, Song
Saint Febor, Black Francis, and the Performance of History
Ceili at Flanagans'
The Next Day
Late Harvest
Sacred Beginnings
Saints at War
The Ford
Mackan Hill
The Band
Saints at Work
Working the Land
Plans and Snags
Patterns of Historical Action
The Man Who Would Not Carry Hay
The Days of the Landlords
The Famine
Enough and a Little Bit More
A Place on The Holy Land
The Topography of Past Time
Ballymenone's Terrain
A Chronicle
The Idea of Place
The Star's Nature