INDEX THE HOSTING OF THE SIDHE THIS BOOK I II W. B. YEATS. A TELLER OF TALES BELIEF AND UNBELIEF MORTAL HELP A VISIONARY VILLAGE GHOSTS "DUST HATH CLOSED HELEN'S EYE" I II A KNIGHT OF THE SHEEP AN ENDURING HEART THE SORCERERS THE DEVIL HAPPY AND UNHAPPY THEOLOGIANS I II THE LAST GLEEMAN REGINA, REGINA PIGMEORUM, VENI "AND FAIR, FIERCE WOMEN" ENCHANTED WOODS I II MIRACULOUS CREATURES ARISTOTLE OF THE BOOKS THE SWINE OF THE GODS A VOICE KIDNAPPERS THE UNTIRING ONES EARTH, FIRE AND WATER THE OLD TOWN THE MAN AND HIS BOOTS A COWARD THE THREE O'BYRNES AND THE EVIL FAERIES DRUMCLIFF AND ROSSES THE THICK SKULL OF THE FORTUNATE I II THE RELIGION OF A SAILOR CONCERNING THE NEARNESS TOGETHER OF HEAVEN, EARTH, AND PURGATORY THE EATERS OF PRECIOUS STONES OUR LADY OF THE HILLS THE GOLDEN AGE A REMONSTRANCE WITH SCOTSMEN FOR HAVING SOURED THE DISPOSITION OF THEIR GHOSTS AND FAERIES WAR THE QUEEN AND THE FOOL THE FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE OF FAERY DREAMS THAT HAVE NO MORAL BY THE ROADSIDE INTO THE TWILIGHT
"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.
Excerpt from The Celtic Twilight: Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. 0 beloved daughter of Hope and Memory. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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.
This is a critical survey of the fiction and non-fiction written in Ireland during the key years between 1880 and 1920, or what has become known as the Irish Literary Renaissance. The book considers both the prose and the social and cultural forces working through it.