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  • 28 May 2018
  • 9780812968552

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READ & DOWNLOAD Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry W.B. Yeats å 1 READ READ ç Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry He collected and edited for publication in 1892 Yeats was fascinated by Irish myths and folklore and joined forces with the writers of the Iris. A rich collection of beguiling tales of encounters between Irish peasant folk and the Daoine Sidhe the Fairy People or fallen angels who are not good enough to be saved nor bad enough to be lost as uoted by Yeats in his commentary Here you will find merrows changelings leprechauns the Banshee the Pukka Tir na NogThe stories have been translated or transcribed uite beautifully from authentic oral sources by Gaelic specialists who have an imaginative sympathy with this world of mischievous spirits who are sometimes spiteful but rarely truly malevolent Some of the contributions are superb the macabre story of Teig O Kane and the Corpse could easily claim to be one of the best short stories ever createdThis isn t a book to be read from cover to cover but one or two stories each night at bedtime might just give you pleasantly unsettled dreams

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READ & DOWNLOAD Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry W.B. Yeats å 1 READ READ ç Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry Nobel Prize winning writer and poet WB Yeats included almost every sort of Irish folk in this marvelous compendium of fairy tales and songs that. This surprised me I was suspecting this to be very much like the Grimm or Calvino efforts You know lots of familiar fairy tales but told in a tippering way with a fetching Irish brogue If you are after such then you ll have to jump nearly to the very end of this collection These stories would possibly come closer to ghost stories in a way The relationship between the natural and supernatural is dreamlike in these stories than in what I am used to in fairy tales There is something much less comfortable about these something much less supernatural about their fairies and even giants There is a real sense that the non human beings discussed are actually believed in in much the way people today might believe in ghosts and that effects the telling of the storiesBut really to explain the difference between these fairy stories and your common or garden variety we really need a good metaphor And to me it is like trying to tell someone who has only ever eaten apples the difference between apples and pears Now clearly they are from the same family of fruit but no one who has eaten a pear would be likely to confuse it with an apple There is a perfume or fragrance to pears that isn t exactly sweet and that is subtle but not so subtle that it goes unnoticed And pears are ephemeral in ways apples aren t Apples are either ripe or they are not fit to eat or not fit to eat Pears are totally different There is a ripeness to them that means eating them today is never the same as deciding to leave them till tomorrow or what they would have been like if they had been eaten yesterday Irish folktales are like pears There is a real sense that hearing them today is simply not the same thing as it would have been when this book was first published But there is still wafting about these the smell of a peat fire and the howl of the wind outside a fragrance and flavour to them That is like pears again a sense that there really was a perfect time and place to share these but even so that perfect time and place still lingers about these stories in the very air of themMany of these tell of deeply troubling and truly horrible beliefs and one can only assume events They tell of fairies coming to take away perfect children and of them replacing them with changelings horrible gurney things The solution being to put the changeling on the open fire or to ram a red hot poker down its throat Come away O human childTo the woods and waters wildWith a fairy hand in handFor the world s full of weeping than you can understand There are tales of magical priests and saints There are also stories of Irish chieftains and even literal ghost stories Of corpses that need dragged about the countryside for a place to bury them And this being Ireland there are plenty of stories of men being redeemed from the evils of the drinkStill my favourite is The Soul Cages I ve a preference for stories where power in this case supernatural power is outwitted by the clever and the patient This one too is based around the horrible fact of sailors drowned at sea and then their lost souls desperately looking for any shelter only to be trapped in a kind of purgatory But there are layers to this story almost made explicit by the surface level of life on the land and the world undersea where uite different rules apply And there are uestions posed by this story that I ve amused myself with since reading it Coomara a Merrow a mermaid but in this case a male one is portrayed as the fooled party by a man called Jack not unlike Jack and the giant at the top of the beanstalk in many ways However in this story I can t help getting the feeling that Coomara wasn t as unaware as he is made out to be and that even if it makes no sense to the literal story that he intended Jack to steal his treasure all along And the fact that this ends with Coomara just disappearing one day never to be seen again and with Jack having become fond of him was also interesting A very human story for that I think You know the Irish aren t normally as happy as all that about those who come from the sea The sea oh the sea is the gradh geal mo croideLong may it stay between England and meIt s a sure guarantee that some hour we ll be freeOh thank God we re surrounded by water I think it is fair to say that the English don t come out of all of this well But then as the world s first negroes the Irish were likely to get their own back in their dreams and dream like stories weren t they Many of the stories of outwitting others are of outwitting the English or of outwitting their Irish representatives and freuently this is done with the help of Saints or Priests The politics being clear and transparent in any case Like I said I was really uite surprised by these they were not at all what I was expecting in fact they were much than I would have even hoped Christmas Sonata know lots of familiar fairy tales but told in a tippering way with a fetching Irish brogue If you are after such then you ll have to jump nearly to the very end of this collection These stories would possibly come closer to ghost stories in a way The relationship between the natural and supernatural is dreamlike in these stories than in what I am used to in fairy tales There is something much less comfortable about these something much less supernatural about their fairies and even giants There is a real sense that the non human beings discussed are actually believed in in much the way people today might believe in ghosts and that effects the telling of the storiesBut really to explain the difference between these fairy stories and your common or garden variety we really need a good metaphor And to me it is like trying to tell someone who has only ever eaten apples the difference between apples and pears Now clearly they are from the same family of fruit but no one who has eaten a pear would be likely to confuse it with an apple There is a perfume or fragrance to pears that isn t exactly sweet and that is subtle but not so subtle that it goes unnoticed And pears are ephemeral in ways apples aren t Apples are either ripe or they are not fit to eat or not fit to eat Pears are totally different There is a ripeness to them that means eating them today is never the same as deciding to leave them till tomorrow or what they would have been like if they had been eaten yesterday Irish folktales are like pears There is a real sense that hearing them today is simply not the same thing as it would have been when this book was first published But there is still wafting about these the smell of a peat fire and the howl of the wind outside a fragrance and flavour to them That is like pears again a sense that there really was a perfect time and place to share these but even so that perfect time and place still lingers about these stories in the very air of themMany of these tell of deeply troubling and truly horrible beliefs and one can only assume events They tell of fairies coming to take away perfect children and of them replacing them with changelings horrible gurney things The solution being to put the changeling on the open fire or to ram a red hot poker down its throat Come away O human childTo the woods and waters wildWith a fairy hand in handFor the world s full of weeping than you can understand There are tales of magical priests and saints There are also stories of Irish chieftains and even literal ghost stories Of corpses that need dragged about the countryside for a place to bury them And this being Ireland there are plenty of stories of men being redeemed from the evils of the drinkStill my favourite is The Soul Cages I ve a preference for stories where power in this case supernatural power is outwitted by the clever and the patient This one too is based around the horrible fact of sailors drowned at sea and then their lost souls desperately looking for any shelter only to be trapped in a Les cactées et succulentes (DECOUVRIR ET REUSSIR (JARDIN)) kind of purgatory But there are layers to this story almost made explicit by the surface level of life on the land and the world undersea where uite different rules apply And there are uestions posed by this story that I ve amused myself with since reading it Coomara a Merrow a mermaid but in this case a male one is portrayed as the fooled party by a man called Jack not unlike Jack and the giant at the top of the beanstalk in many ways However in this story I can t help getting the feeling that Coomara wasn t as unaware as he is made out to be and that even if it makes no sense to the literal story that he intended Jack to steal his treasure all along And the fact that this ends with Coomara just disappearing one day never to be seen again and with Jack having become fond of him was also interesting A very human story for that I think You The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century know the Irish aren t normally as happy as all that about those who come from the sea The sea oh the sea is the gradh geal mo croideLong may it stay between England and meIt s a sure guarantee that some hour we ll be freeOh thank God we re surrounded by water I think it is fair to say that the English don t come out of all of this well But then as the world s first negroes the Irish were likely to get their own back in their dreams and dream like stories weren t they Many of the stories of outwitting others are of outwitting the English or of outwitting their Irish representatives and freuently this is done with the help of Saints or Priests The politics being clear and transparent in any case Like I said I was really uite surprised by these they were not at all what I was expecting in fact they were much than I would have even hoped

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READ & DOWNLOAD Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry W.B. Yeats å 1 READ READ ç Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry H Literary Revival He studied Irish folk tales and chose to reintroduce the glory and significance of Ireland's past through this uniue literatu. This collection of Irish lore by Nobel laureate W B Yeats is extremely thorough What most intrigues me about folk and fairy tales is their role as modern day fables offering advice about life and how to live it Great for people interested in the nuances of Irish culture