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Traditional Irish Fairy Tales
     

Traditional Irish Fairy Tales

by James Stephens
 

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This collection of ten time-honored tales brims with enchantment, whimsy, and sly humor. Assembled by a renowned poet and student of Gaelic language and culture, this illustrated edition includes "The Birth of Bran," "The Little Brawl at Allen," "The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran," "Becuma of the White Skin," "Mongan's Frenzy," and other

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This collection of ten time-honored tales brims with enchantment, whimsy, and sly humor. Assembled by a renowned poet and student of Gaelic language and culture, this illustrated edition includes "The Birth of Bran," "The Little Brawl at Allen," "The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran," "Becuma of the White Skin," "Mongan's Frenzy," and other stories.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486291666
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/12/1996
Series:
Celtic, Irish Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.44(d)

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James Stephens (1882-1950) was an Irish novelist and poet. James Stephens wrote many retellings of Irish myths and fairy tales. His retellings are marked by a rare combination of humor and lyricism (Deirdre, and Irish Fairy Tales are often singled out for praise). He also wrote several books (Crock of Gold, Etched in Moonlight, Demi-Gods) which are fiction, but loosely based on Irish fairy tales. "Crock of Gold," in particular, achieved enduring popularity, and was frequently reprinted throughout the author's lifetime. Stephens began his career as a poet under the tutelage of "Æ" (George William Russell); his first book of poems, "Insurrections," was published in 1909. His last book, "Kings and the Moon" (1938), was also a volume of verse. In the 1930's Stephens had some acquaintance with James Joyce, who found that they shared a birth year (and, Joyce mistakenly believed, a birthday). Joyce, who was concerned with his ability to finish what would later become Finnegans Wake, proposed at one point that Stephens assist him, with the authorship credited to JJ & S (James Joyce & Stephens, also a pun for the popular Irish whiskey made by John Jameson & Sons). The plan, however, never came to fruition, as Joyce was able to complete the work on his own. In the last decade of his life, Stephens found a new audience through a series of broadcasts on the BBC.

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