Folktales of Ireland

Folktales of Ireland

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Few countries can boast such a plentitude of traditional folktales as Ireland. In 1935, the creation of The Irish Folklore Commission set in motion the first organized efforts of collecting and studying a multitude of folktales, both written as well as those of the Irish oral tradition. The Commission has collected well over a million pages of manuscripts. Folktales of Ireland offers chief archivist Sean O'Sullivan's representation of this awe-inspiring collection. These tales represent the first English language collection of Gaelic folktales.

"Without doubt the finest group of Irish tales that has yet been published in English."-- The Guardian

"O'Sullivan writes out of an intimacy with his subject and an instinctive grasp of the language of the originals. He tells us that his archives contain more than a million and a half pages of manuscript. If Mr. O'Sullivan translates them, I'll read them."--Seamus Heaney, New Statesman

"The stories have an authentic folktale flavor and will satisfy both the student of folklore and the general reader."-- Booklist

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1968, c1966
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780226639987
0226639983
Call Number: 398.2094 F7193 1968
SCOWAH
Characteristics: xliii, 321 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ó Súilleabháin, Seán

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