Fiction

The Celtic Twilight

Faerie and Folklore

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486436579

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 9846

Rooted in myth, occult mysteries, and belief in magic, these enchanting stories from the great Irish poet are populated by a lively cast of sorcerers, fairies, ghosts, and nature spirits.
Fiction

Irlands Königreich der Schatten

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag

ISBN: 3990271210

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 8804

Irlands Mythen und Sagen, Elfen- und Gespenstergeschichten, erzählt von einem seiner großen Dichter. Irland - das ist nicht nur die grüne Insel, das ist auch eine Welt, die tatsächlich von Sagen umwoben ist, eine Welt, die eine einzige vielstimmige Erzählung zu sein scheint. Vor der Veröffentlichung seiner berühmten Gedichte und Theaterstücke beschäftigte sich William Butler Yeats, der spätere Nobelpreisträger, intensiv mit der Folklore und Mythologie Irlands. Er wanderte durch die ländlichen Regionen seiner Heimat, wo der Aberglaube noch fest im Alltag verwurzelt war, und ließ sich von Bauern, Dorfbewohnern und Landstreichern Geschichten erzählen. Diese eindrücklichen Begegnungen und sonderbaren Geschichten hat Yeats in diesem Band versammelt und ihnen dabei ihre ganze Frische gelassen. Obwohl die Geschichten von übernatürlichen Wesen, außergewöhnlichen Menschen, und seltsamen Erscheinungen berichten, handelt es sich nicht um Märchen oder phantastische Erfindungen des Autors. Das Übernatürliche bleibt in Irland stets ein natürlicher Bestandteil des täglichen Lebens, und all die Elfen, Hexenmeister und Gespenster sind weniger Heimsuchungen als vertraute Nachbarn, mit denen man gut auskommen kann, wenn man sich nur an bestimmte Umgangsformen hält, sein Haus nicht auf einem Elfenpfad errichtet und sich nicht durch Traumbilder in das Labyrinth des Schattenkönigreichs locken lässt. Diese erste vollständige Übersetzung wird ergänzt durch ein Nachwort sowie Anmerkungen und ein Glossar der irischen Begriffe, mythologischen Figuren und historischen Personen.
Fiction

The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473349389

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 4153

“The Celtic Twilight” is a series of stories from Irish folklore by Irish poet W. B. Yeats. Beautifully and poetically written, they present a vivid portrait of those who lived near to the land in Ireland. Highly recommended for poetry lovers and those with an interest in Ireland. William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the most prolific literary figures of the 20th-century. At the forefront of both the British and Irish literary movements, he co-founded the Abbey Theatre and was, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others, a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. In his later life, Yeats also served as a Senator in Ireland. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Religion

Celtic Twilight

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554302997

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 8168

This edition of The Celtic Twilight is based on the expanded 1902 edition, which remains one of the best-known collections of Yeats' prose. Here he explores the longstanding connection between the people of Ireland and the inhabitants of the land of Faery.
Fiction

Mythologies

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684826216

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2145

This is the definitive edition of W.B. Yeats's folklore & early prose fiction, edited according to Yeats's final textual instructions. Its extensive annotation makes luminous Yeats's 'fibrous darkness', that 'matrix out of which everything else has come', by dealing with oral & written sources, abandoned & unpublished writings.
Fiction

Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen

Roman

Author: Hannah Kent

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426440067

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9513

"Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen" von Bestseller-Autorin Hannah Kent ist ein mitreißendes Drama um die Macht von Angst und Aberglaube - basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Irland 1825: Die 14-jährige Mary soll der verwitweten Bäuerin Nora mit deren schwer behindertem Enkel Michael zur Hand gehen. Der kleine Junge, so munkelt man im Dorf, sei ein Wechselbalg, ein Feenkind, und mache die Kühe krank. Mary gibt nichts auf das Gerede, doch als Nora davon hört, reift in der einsamen, verzweifelten Frau eine ungeheuerliche Idee: Wenn es ihr gelingt, den Wechselbalg zu vertreiben, würde sie den gesunden Michael wiederbekommen und endlich wieder eine echte Familie haben. Getrieben von Angst und Aberglaube und unterstützt durch die geheimnisvolle Kräuterfrau Nance ist sie bald bereit, alles zu versuchen – und Mary fällt es immer schwerer, sich gegen die beiden Frauen durchzusetzen. Hannah Kent gelingt es durch ihre kristallklare Sprache erneut, eine grausame und wahre Geschichte eindringlich zu erzählen; die raue Schönheit Irlands verschmilzt mit dem Seelenleben ihrer Figuren, die dem Leser, wie schon in ihrem Debüt-Roman "Das Seelenhaus", ganz nahe kommen.
History

Celtic Gods and Heroes

Author: Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115887

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9761

Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes.
History

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486269412

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 2096

Treasury of 64 tales from the world of Celtic myth and legend: "The Soul Cages," "The Kildare Pooka," "King O'Toole and his Goose," more. Introduction, Notes by W. B. Yeats.
Literary Criticism

Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island

From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium

Author: Barbara Freitag

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

View: 4598

Brasil Island, better known as Hy Brasil, is a phantom island. In the fourteenth century Mediterranean mapmakers marked it on nautical charts to the west of Ireland, and its continued presence on maps over the next six hundred years inspired enterprising seafarers to sail across the Atlantic in search of it. Writers, too, fell for its lure. While English writers envisioned the island as a place of commercial and colonial interest, artists and poets in Ireland fashioned it into a fairyland of Celtic lore. This pioneering study first traces the cartographic history of Brasil Island and examines its impact on English maritime exploration and literature. It investigates the Gaelicization process that the island underwent in nineteenth century and how it became associated with St Brendan. Finally, it pursues the Brasil Island trope in modern literature, the arts and popular culture.

Eine Vision

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783520138019

Category:

Page: 334

View: 5350

Social Science

Nordic Gods and Heroes

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119351

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 1447

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Autor des Jahrhunderts

Author: Tom A. Shippey

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608934328

Category:

Page: 393

View: 1923

Literary Criticism

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191028770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 532

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.