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Sweeney Astray

Author: Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262813

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibhne - the first complete translation since 1913. Its hero, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. The poetry spoken by the mad king, exiled to the trees and the slopes, is among the richest and most immediately appealing in the whole canon of Gaelic literature. Sweeney Astray not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest living poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature.

Celtic Culture: Aberdeen breviary-celticism

Author: John T. Koch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094407

Category: Civilization, Celtic

Page: 2128

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Seasons in the Literatures of the Medieval North

Author: P. S. Langeslag

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843844257

Category: English literature

Page: 250

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A fresh examination of how the seasons are depicted in medieval literature.

Medieval and Modern Ireland

Author: Richard Wall,Canadian Association for Irish Studies. International Conference

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207931

Category: History

Page: 158

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Readers of this volume will be struck by the pervasiveness of the connections between the medieval and the modern in Ireland and the Irish, artists in particular, and realize why James Joyce could hardly avoid linking the modern Irish artist with the medieval Irish monk, as he does in the bitter musings of Stephen Dedalus, who walks alone into eternity along Sandymount Strand: "You were going to do wonders, what? Missionary to Europe after fiery Columbanus." Contents: Introduction, Richard Wall; The Image Of The IrishoMedieval and ModernoContinuity and Change, F.X. Martin, O.S.A.; John Bull's Other Ego: Reactions to the Stage Irishman in Anglo-Irish Drama, Heinz Kosok; Contemporary Irish Poetry and The Matter of IrelandoThomas Kinsella, John Montague and Seamus Heaney, Brian John; Early Irish Literature and Contemporary Scholarly Disciplines, Ann Dooley; Brian Friel's Translations: National and Universal Dimensions, Wolfgang Zach; Brian Moore and The Meaning of Exile, Hallvard Dahlie; Medieval Irish Poetics: Linguistic Interaction and Audience, Toni O'Brien Johnson; The Artifice of Eternity: Medieval Aspects of Modern Irish Literature, John Wilson Foster; Notes; Notes on Contributors; Index DEGRE

Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Irish literature

Page: 131

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Mental Health, Spirituality, and Religion in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110361647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

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This volume continues the critical exploration of fundamental issues in the medieval and early modern world, here concerning mental health, spirituality, melancholy, mystical visions, medicine, and well-being. The contributors, who originally had presented their research at a symposium at The University of Arizona in May 2013, explore a wide range of approaches and materials pertinent to these issues, taking us from the early Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, capping the volume with some reflections on the relevance of religion today. Lapidary sciences matter here as much as medical-psychological research, combined with literary and art-historical approaches. The premodern understanding of mental health is not taken as a miraculous panacea for modern problems, but the contributors suggest that medieval and early modern writers, scientists, and artists commanded a considerable amount of arcane, sometimes curious and speculative, knowledge that promises to be of value and relevance even for us today, once again. Modern palliative medicine finds, for instance, intriguing parallels in medieval word magic, and the mystical perspectives encapsulated highly productive alternative perceptions of the macrocosm and microcosm that promise to be insightful and important also for the post-modern world.

Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443802778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Scholars of the Middle Ages are familiar with the notion of text as an inscribed document, whether that inscription occurs upon stone, metal, vellum or textiles, but the concept of inscription and, therefore, of text, can be extended to cover a range of evidence. Thus, one might speak of archaeological remains, land use patterns, traditional stories, remnant practices and revenant beliefs as constituting texts in their own right. Broadly defined then, text is the means by which we engage with the historical subject. The medievalist, however, faces particular constraints in interpreting these texts through the agencies of their transmission. Questions such as who authored these texts, when and why, intersect with problems of transcription, translation and redaction to inform a complex discourse. The majority of the chapters in this book started life as papers presented at a conference entitled Text and Transmission in Early Medieval Europe and the title of this book ultimately derives from that theme. The subjects these chapters deal with range in geography from Ireland through to Byzantium, and cover almost a millennium of European history, but they are united in their effort to prise from their subjects some truths about texts, transmission and the critical literacies needed to interpret both.

Early Irish Farming

A Study Based Mainly on the Law-Texts of the 7th and 8th Centuries Ad

Author: Fergus Kelly

Publisher: Scoil


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 751

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Celtic Word Formation

The Velar Suffixes

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: School of Celtic Studies


Category: Celtic languages

Page: 242

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Poets of Modern Ireland

Text, Context, Intertext

Author: Neil Corcoran

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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In Poets of Modern Ireland: Text, Context, Intertext, Neil Corcoran discusses the work of Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Michael Longley, Austin Clarke, Padraic Fallon, Louis MacNeice, and Ciaran Carson, constructing a critical account of the poets' work and putting it in the context of the contemporary debate surrounding their work. The contexts and intertexts Corcoran establishes for the study include the contentious debate between "nationalist" and "revisionist" criticism; the relationship between Irish and American poetry; the writing of "place" and its political significance; the focus on sexuality and eroticism; the persistence of religious impulse or theological content; the Irish language and the pre-occupation with forms of translation; and the foregrounding of textuality, which has affinities with, and may be usefully interpreted in relation to, some postmodern literary and cultural theory. Poets of Modern Ireland is a major contribution to the critical reception of modern poetry and focuses upon the major issues of debate in poetry criticism in Great Britain, Ireland, and the United States.


Author: National Library of Ireland. Council of Trustees

Publisher: N.A



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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Celtic literature

Page: N.A

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Author: Mairtin O Murchu,Mairin Ni Dhonnchadha,O Riordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855001503

Category: Celtic philology

Page: 200

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Ideology and Power in the Viking and Middle Ages

Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland, Orkney and the Faeroes

Author: Gro Steinsland

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004205063

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

View: 3164

This book analyses the Nordic pre-Christian ideology of rulership, and its confrontation with, survival into and adaptation to the European Christian ideals during the transition from the Viking to the Middle Ages from the ninth to the thirteenth century.

Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry

Author: Conor McCarthy

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843841418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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First examination of the use made by Seamus Heaney of medieval poetry in his translations and adaptations, including the acclaimed Beowulf.

Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Celts

Page: N.A

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At Swim-two-birds

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956372

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 6716

Flann O'Brien's first novel is a brilliant impressionistic jumble of ideas, mythology and nonsense. Operating on many levels it incorporates plots within plots, giving full rein to O'Brien's dancing intellect and Celtic wit. The undergraduate narrator lives with his uncle in Dublin, drinks too much with his friends and invents stories peopled with hilarious and unlikely characters, one of whom, in a typical O'Brien conundrum, creates a means by which women can give birth to full-grown people. Flann O'Brien's blend of farce, satire and fantasy result in a remarkable, astonishingly innovative book.

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