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Stories From The Tain

Author : John Strachan
ISBN : 1874045267
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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'The Tain' is a legendary Irish tale which tells of a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and her husband Ailill, who intend to steal the stud bull Donn Cuailnge, and are challenged by the hero Cu Chulainn. This third edition of 'Stories from the Tain', edited by John Strachan, is an essential text-book for beginners in Old-Irish.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Big Fight

Author : Frank Murphy
ISBN : 0862784514
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Flyer Number 3 A terrible war rages in Ireland -- over the Great Brown Bull of Cooley. Cúchulainn, the young Ulster super hero, fights off many warriors -- even the magical Morrígan. In the end he has to face is friend, Ferdia. Will Cúchuliann have to kill him? And what will happen when the White-horned Bull of Connacht and the Great Brown Bull of Ulster finally meet? A simple retelling of the famous Irish epic of The Tain -- The Cattle Raid.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Tain

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ISBN : 9780141900094
Genre : Fiction
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The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick.
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The T In

Author : Thomas Kinsella
ISBN : 0192803735
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Tain Bo Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick. Thomas Kinsella presents a complete and living version of the story. His translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions, and adds a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Tain. Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.
Category: Literary Criticism

Looking For Jake And Other Stories

Author : China Miéville
ISBN : 9780330528368
Genre : Fiction
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Step into a London ravaged by unearthly creatures at once utterly alien and chillingly familiar. In China Miéville's award-winning novella 'The Tain', we learn the reason for the invaders' terrible revenge. One survivor must trek through the ruins of the city with a desperate plan to stand against their assault. In addition to 'The Tain', this superb collection contains thirteen short stories, of visionary cityscapes and urban paranoia, ghosts, monsters and impossible diseases. Several of the stories are published here for the first time: these include one set in New Crobuzon, the location of the award-winning series of novels that began with Perdido Street Station; and one in comic-strip form, illustrated by top graphic artist Liam Sharp. Looking for Jake and Other Stories displays the sheer imaginative scope of China Miéville's work.
Category: Fiction

More Celtic Fairy Tales

Author : Joseph Jacobs
ISBN : 9780486218274
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Leprechauns, fairies, and medieval heroes figure in the strange events related in this paperback reprint of twenty Celtic folk and fairy tales.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Night Train At Deoli

Author : Ruskin Bond
ISBN : 9788184754414
Genre : Fiction
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An enchanting collection of stories from the heartland of India Ruskin Bond’s simple characters, living amidst the lush forests of the Himalayan foothills, are remarkable for their quiet heroism, courage and grace, and age-old values of honesty and fidelity. Residents of nondescript villages and towns, they lead lives that are touched by natural beauty as well as suffering—the loss of a loved parent, unfulfilled dreams, natural calamities, ghostly visitations, a respected teacher turned crooked, strangers who make a nuisance of themselves—which only reinforces their abiding faith in God, family and neighbour. Told in Bond’s distinctive style, these stories are a magnificent evocation of an India that may be fast disappearing.
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The Monster And Other Stories

Author : Stephen Crane
ISBN : 9780486801384
Genre : Fiction
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The harrowing title tale from this collection recounts the experiences of an African-American coachman who becomes horribly disfigured after rescuing his employer's son from a fire. A study of race and tolerance as well as the challenges posed by deformity, this major work by the author of The Red Badge of Courage originally appeared in 1898. The last of Stephen Crane's work to be published in his lifetime, the story was rediscovered in the mid-twentieth century and acclaimed by Ralph Ellison as "one of the parents of the modern American novel." This volume also features two additional short stories by Crane: "The Blue Hotel," in which a nervous visitor is led astray by his own preconceptions about the Wild West, and "His New Mittens," the touching tale of a little boy who allows himself to be goaded into a snowball fight and attempts to outrun his mistake.
Category: Fiction

Austin Clarke 1896 1974

Author : Maurice Harmon
ISBN : 0389208647
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This relates Clarke to the Irish Literary Revival and the cultural contexts of his time while tracing that "fine generosity, lavish colour and concrete imagery." Contents: Portrait; Introduction; (i) Austin Clarke (1896-1974), (ii) Contexts, (iii) Catholicism, (iv) The Irish Literary Revival, (v) The Gaelic League, (vi) The Worlds of Austin Clarke, (vii) A New Generation; Part I. Remembering Our Innocence; 1 Short Poems 1916-1925, 2 Epic Narratives 1916-1925, 3 Pilgrimage (1929), 4 Night and Morning (1938), 5 Three Prose Romances, 6 Plays, 7 Conclusion; Part II. Nothing Left to Sing?; 8 Poems and Satires 1955-1962: (i) Short Peoms, (ii) Long Autobiographical Poems; 9 Flight to Africa (1963), 10 Mnemosyne Lay In Dust (1966), 11 Last Poems 1967-1974, 12 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index^R
Category: Literary Criticism

Animals In Celtic Life And Myth

Author : Miranda Green
ISBN : 9781134665327
Genre : Social Science
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Animals played a crucial role in many aspects of Celtic life: in the economy, hunting, warfare, art, literature and religion. Such was their importance to this society, that an intimate relationship between humans and animals developed, in which the Celts believed many animals to have divine powers. In Animals in Celtic Life and Myth, Miranda Green draws on evidence from early Celtic documents, archaeology and iconography to consider the manner in which animals formed the basis of elaborate rituals and beliefs. She reveals that animals were endowed with an extremely high status, considered by the Celts as worthy of respect and admiration.
Category: Social Science

Singing The Past

Author : Karl Reichl
ISBN : 0801437369
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Oral epic poetry is still performed by Turkic singers in Central Asia. On trips to the region, Karl Reichl collected heroic poems from the Uzbek, Kazakh, and Karakalpak oral traditions. Through a close analysis of these Turkic works, he shows that they are typologically similar to heroic poetry in Old English, Old High German, and Old French and that they can offer scholars new insights into the oral background of these medieval texts.Reichl draws on his research in Central Asia to discuss questions regarding performance as well as the singers' training, role in society, and repertoire. He asserts that heroic poetry and epic are primarily concerned with the interpretation of the past in song: the courageous deeds of ancestors, the search for tribal and societal roots, and the definition and transmission of cultural values. Reichl finds that in these traditions the heroic epic is part of a generic system that includes historical and eulogistic poetry as well as heroic lays, a view that has diachronic implications for medieval poetry.Singing the Past reminds readers that because much medieval poetry was composed for oral recitation, both the Turkic and the medieval heroic poems must always be appreciated as poetry in performance, as sound listened to, as words spoken or sung. --John Miles Foley, Center for Studies in Oral Tradition, University of Missouri "Speculum"
Category: Literary Criticism

The Story Of The Irish Race

Author : Seumas MacManus
ISBN : 9781596050631
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Originally published: New York: Irish Pub. Co., 1921.
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User Stories Applied

Author : Mike Cohn
ISBN : 0321205685
Genre : Computers
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"Offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. A great way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with 'user stories': simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. ... [the author] provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, [the author] shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing"--Back cover.
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Playing The Hero

Author : Ann Dooley
ISBN : 9780802038326
Genre : History
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Playing the Hero is a unique example of more contemporary literary methodologies – post-structuralist, feminist, historicist and beyond – being used to illuminate the Irish saga world.
Category: History

Heroic Romances Of Ireland

Author : A. H. Leahy
ISBN : 9781613102602
Genre : Epic literature, Irish
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Category: Epic literature, Irish

The American Gazetteer

Author : Jedidiah Morse
ISBN : UCM:5324329959
Genre : America
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The Cold Of May Day Monday

Author : Robert Anthony Welch
ISBN : 9780191510465
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Some Rain Must Fall And Other Stories

Author : Michel Faber
ISBN : 9781847674067
Genre : Fiction
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The debut work, a short story collection from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Under the Skin, The Crimson Petal and the White and The Book of Strange New Things. Michel Faber's short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet sincerely humane, these tales never fail to strike unexpected chords. 'Some Rain Must Fall' juxtaposes the tragic circumstances of traumatised schoolchildren with the interior monologue of a teacher/psychologist enlisted to aid their recovery. In the pseudo-sci-fi 'Fish' a mother tries to protect her child in a terrifying world where fish swim through the streets and lurk in alleyways. Faber's collection is rich and assured, with a dazzling reach.
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