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Overview

"This is an extraordinary book." —Progress in Human Geography

"... fresh and fascinating." —Come-All-Ye

"... an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book.... 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." —Emmet Larkin, New York Times Book Review

The life and art, the folklore, history, and common work of a rural community in Northern Ireland—through the eyes and pen of gifted folklorist Henry Glassie. It is a classic in the fullest sense, reaching beyond folklore to all of humanity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253209870
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Series: Publications of the American Folklore Society Series
  • Edition description: 1st Indiana University Press edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 872
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 2.01 (d)

Meet the Author

HENRY GLASSIE is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part One: A Territory of Wits
1. Crossing Drumbargy Brae
2. Silence, Speech, Story, Song
Part Two: Saint Febor, Black Francis, and the Performance of History
3. Ceili at Flanagans’
4. The Next Day
5. Late Harvest
Part Three: Saints
6. Sacred Beginnings
7. Saints at War
Part Four: Battles
8. The Ford
9. Mackan Hill
10. The Band
11. Saints at Work
Part Five: Working the Land
12. Plans and Snags
13. Home
14. Clay
15. Moss
16. Bog
Part Six: Patterns of Historical Action
17. The Man Who Would not Carry Hay
18. The Days of the Landlords
19. The Famine
Part Seven: Enough and a Little Bit More
20. Butter
21. Brick
Part Eight: A Place on The Holy Land
22. Humanity
23. Society
24. Space
25. Time
26. Life
Part Nine: The Topography of Past Time
27. Ballymenone’s Terrain
28. A Chronicle
29. Culture
30. History
31. The Idea of Place
part Ten: Stars
32. The Star’s Nature
33. Quiet
Notes
Sources
Index

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