Irish Wisdom( Words of Wisdom Series): A Book of Quotations

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It's been said that the Irish have a way with words. For centuries, writers, poets, politicians, and the common folk hailing from the Emerald Isle have added to the richness of the English language with their own particular brand of keen wit and homespun wisdom.

Irish Wisdom gathers together more than 250 quotations from and about this great people on subjects as diverse as the speakers themselves. There are age-old proverbs, selections of ...
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New York (2004) 1st ptg HC Fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) 88pp. ISBN 0760761086 This little volume gathers together more than 250 quotations--there are age-old proverbs, ... selections of poetry and verse, quotations about Irish history, Irish-Americans, Irish music and dance, and of course, a wee bit of the Irish wit as well. Read more Show Less

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It's been said that the Irish have a way with words. For centuries, writers, poets, politicians, and the common folk hailing from the Emerald Isle have added to the richness of the English language with their own particular brand of keen wit and homespun wisdom.

Irish Wisdom gathers together more than 250 quotations from and about this great people on subjects as diverse as the speakers themselves. There are age-old proverbs, selections of poetry and verse, quotations about Irish history, Irish-Americans, Irish music and dance, and of course, a wee bit of the Irish wit as well.

You'll read pithy remarks and wry observations from such literary giants as James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and W. B. Yeats. While political figures such as Michael Collins, Benjamin Disraeli, John F. Kennedy, Mary Robinson, and Eamon de Valera each comment on an aspect of the endless political struggles that Ireland has long-endured. And contributors such as Brendan Behan, Bono, J. P. Dunleavy, Daniel Moynihan, and Edna O'Brien share thoughtful insights about life from an unmistakably Irish perspective.

So settle down with a cup of tea or a pint of porter. And get ready to sample some of the richest literary fare that the English language has to offer.

Tom Slattery is a writer, speaker, storyteller, and teacher of Irish history. He is President of CCC CELT, a group building a Celtic collection in Bucks County, PA, and manages and directs tours to Ireland several times a year.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760761083
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/7/2004
  • Series: Words of Wisdom Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    A very Good Read

    Charming! Insightful! Irish or not, there's something in here for everyone!

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