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Overview

In the time of the Troubles, when there were bombs in the night and soldiers on the road, Henry Glassie journeyed to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure. He settled into the farming community of Ballymenone, beside Lough Erne in the County Fermanagh. He asked questions, and he listened. For a decade he heard and recorded the stories and songs in which they outlined their culture, recounted their history, and pictured their world—a world which, in their view, was one of love and defeat and uncertainty, demanding faith, bravery, and wit.

In his award-winning Passing the Time in Ballymenone, Henry Glassie set out to write a comprehensive ethnography of the community. Now, after decades of work in Asia, in
Turkey and Bangladesh, in India and Japan, Glassie has returned to Ireland, using his skills as an observer, a listener, a writer, in an effort to understand how poor people in rural places suffer and laugh and carry on while history happens. Glassie’s task in The Stars of Ballymenone is to set the scene, to sketch the backdrop and clear the stage, so that Hugh Nolan and Michael Boyle,
Peter Flanagan, Ellen Cutler, and their neighbors can tell their own tale.

The
Stars of Ballymenone is an integrated analysis of the complete repertory of verbal art from a community where storytelling and singing of quality remained a part of daily life. The book includes a CD so the voices of Ballymenone can be heard at last.

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Editorial Reviews

Folklore Forum

"... Henry Glassie's The Stars of Ballymenone is a rare achievement: a book about verbal artistry that is itself a work of art." —Folklore Forum

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"No one does fieldwork or writes ethnography quite like Glassie... Deeply reflective, he discerns the many complex forces that bind a community together and delights in pointing out how these realities of daily life are also the stuff of great literature, Beckett and Joyce, Naipaul and Herodotus.... Highly recommended." —Choice

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"No one does fieldwork or writes ethnography quite like Glassie... Deeply reflective,
he discerns the many complex forces that bind a community together and delights in pointing out how these realities of daily life are also the stuff of great literature, Beckett and Joyce, Naipaul and
Herodotus.... Highly recommended." —Choice

"... Henry Glassie's The Stars of Ballymenone is a rare achievement: a book about verbal artistry that is itself a work of art." —Folklore Forum

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"No one does fieldwork or writes ethnography quite like Glassie... Deeply reflective, he discerns the many complex forces that bind a community together and delights in pointing out how these realities of daily life are also the stuff of great literature, Beckett and Joyce, Naipaul and Herodotus.... Highly recommended." —Choice

Folklore Forum
Henry Glassie's The Stars of Ballymenone is a rare achievement: a book about verbal artistry that is itself a work of art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253347176
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Remains

Part I: Our District of the Country
2.
Ballymenone
3. Fermanagh
4. Northern Ireland
5. Carrying On
6.
Stars in the Dark
7. Michael Boyle
8. Hugh Nolan
9. Peter
Flanagan
10. Dwelling in Time

Part II: An Epic of Common
Life
11. The Fireside
12. The Ceili
13. Saints
14. Saint
Columcille
15. Battles
16. Black Friar
17. Experiences
18. Fairy
Tales
19. Ghost Stories
20. Exploits
21. The Gift of Wit
22.
Tales in the Ceili
23. Public Performance
24. The Twelfth in the Town
25.
A Night at Swad

Acknowledgments
Notes to the Book
Notes to the
CD
Bibliography
Index

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