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Folktales of the Yeats country by Eily Kilgannon

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Published by Mercier Press, U.S. Distributor, DuFour Editions in Cork, Chester Springs, PA .
Written in English

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Places:

  • Ireland.

Subjects:

  • Tales -- Ireland.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEily Kilgannon ; illustrated by Cathy Henderson.
ContributionsHenderson, Cathy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR153.5 .K55 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2229220M
ISBN 100853428611
LC Control Number89081659

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kilgannon, Eily. Folktales of the Yeats country. Cork: Mercier Press ; Chester Springs, PA: U.S. Distributor, DuFour.   These writings helped secure for Yeats recognition as a leading proponent of Irish nationalism and Irish cultural independence. Originally published in two separate books near the end of the nineteenth century, these tales have preserved a rich and charming heritage in a charmingly authentic Irish voice/5(6). William Butler Yeats collects Irish fairy and folk tales in this volume. It is a pretty wide selection which covers topics such as fairies, leprechauns, merrows, puccas, ghosts, witches, giants, and more. You won't get an in depth introduction to each type of creature, but /5(49). William Butler Yeats collects Irish fairy and folk tales in this volume. It is a pretty wide selection which covers topics such as fairies, leprechauns, merrows, puccas, ghosts, witches, giants, and more. You won't get an in depth introduction to each type of creature, but /5(42).

  In , he wrote the much-discussed Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry, a collection of “fairy legends,” or the recorded beliefs of his home country’s people with regards magic and the stingly, this book contained far fewer fictitious “wonder tales” (or, as we understand them, “true” fairy tales) than it did real-world accounts of supposed encounters. William Butler Yeats, before becoming an acclaimed poet and receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature, was fascinated by Irish folklore. This volume, Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, is his compilation of traditional Irish tales from various sources. It is separated by subject: fairies, ghosts, giants, kings/queens, etc/5. Danaher is the author of 10 books about Irish traditional customs and beliefs, the best known of which are The Year in Ireland, In Ireland Long Ago, and Folktales from the Irish Countryside/5. First-Hand Supernatural Experiences And Folktales In Yeats’s Literary Works. Yeats devoted a whole book, The Celtic Twilight (later incorporated into a larger volume, Mythologies), to these aspects. In this book, he makes use of folklore and turns it into poetry -- still with a fine sense for the language that ordinary people would use, but.

  He was especially interested in folktales as a part of the exploration of national heritage and for the renewal of Celtic identity. He completed a study with Douglas Hyde and George Russell of Irish legends and tales in , which was published under . Yeats, William Butler. Irish Fairy Tales. London: T. F. Unwin, This digital copy is presented by the Internet Archive. Yeats, William Butler. Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Collected and Arranged by Lady Gregory, with Two Essays and Notes by W. B. Yeats. 2nd Series. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, This is a list of all works by Irish poet and dramatist W. B. (William Butler) Yeats (–), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and a foremost figure in 20th-century sometimes appear twice if parts of new editions or significantly revised. Posthumous editions are also included if they are the first publication of a new or significantly revised work. This collection of folktales contains some of the mythological and magial themes which provided inspiration to Yeats in his poetry. The Sligo countryside, the .