Island Cross talk

Now again available, these seven volumes--all translated from the original Gaelic--offer engaging accounts of a now-vanished lifestyle, a group of stories that will charm readers of Irish literature, those moved by a nostagia for "simpler ...

Island Cross talk

The island of the Great Blasket and its remote fishing community lies three miles of the Kerry coast of Ireland, at the westernmost tip of Europe. Virtually unknown before this century, it is now famous throughout the world as the source of a rich and unique flowering of literature, a tradition as old as the Gaelic language itself. Now again available, these seven volumes--all translated from the original Gaelic--offer engaging accounts of a now-vanished lifestyle, a group of stories that will charm readers of Irish literature, those moved by a nostagia for simpler times, and anyone who enjoys a good tale well told. Originally published in 1928, this was the first book to come out of the Blasket Islands. In these pages from his diary, O'Crohan jotted down snatches of conversation, anecdotes, descriptions of the landscape and the sea. These unadorned, yet vivid sketches capture and preserve the essence of a way of life which was rapidly receding into the past even as he wrote.

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Island Cross-talk
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Tomás Ó Crohan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

The island of the Great Blasket and its remote fishing community lies three miles of the Kerry coast of Ireland, at the westernmost tip of Europe. Virtually unknown before this century, it is now famous throughout the world as the source of a rich and unique flowering of literature, a
The Islandman
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Irene Lucchitti
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

This book concerns Tomás O'Crohan of the Blasket Islands and offers a radical reinterpretation of this iconic Irish figure and his place in Gaelic literature. It examines the politics of Irish culture that turned O'Crohan into «The Islandman» and harnessed his texts to the national political project, presenting him as
The Vanishing World of The Islandman
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Máiréad Nic Craith
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-06 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Exploring An t-Oileánach (anglicised as The Islandman), an indigenous Irish-language memoir written by Tomás Ó Criomhthain (Tomás O'Crohan), Máiréad Nic Craith charts the development of Ó Criomhthain as an author; the writing, illustration, and publication of the memoir in Irish; and the reaction to its portrayal of an authentic, Gaelic
The Blasket Islandman
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Gerald Hayes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-04 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

Tomás Ó Criomhthain (1856–1937) is one of the giants of Irish-language literature. His best-known books, Allagar na hInise and An tOileánach, are acknowledged classics. But he was a highly unlikely author. He lived his entire life on the isolated and now-abandoned Great Blasket, in a house he built with his
The Last Blasket King
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Gerald Hayes, Eliza Kane
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-20 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

The last King of the Great Blasket Island was Pádraig Ó Catháin, known as Peats Mhicí, who served for quarter of a century until his death in 1929. The King helped the islanders navigate through life and through national as well as international events, such as the 1916 Rising and