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Folk Tales of Ireland
Author: Sean O'Sullivan

ISBN: 9780226639987
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 17 December 1965
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0 x 2.1
Description:
Few countries can boast such a plentitude of traditional folktales as Ireland. In 1935, the creation of The Irish Folklore Commission set in motion the first organized efforts of collecting and studying a multitude of folktales, both written as well as those of the Irish oral tradition. The Commission has collected well over a million pages of manuscripts. "Folktales of Ireland" offers chief archivist Sean O'Sullivan's representation of this awe-inspiring collection. These tales represent the first English language collection of Gaelic folktales.
"Without doubt the finest group of Irish tales that has yet been published in English."--"The Guardian"
"O'Sullivan writes out of an intimacy with his subject and an instinctive grasp of the language of the originals. He tells us that his archives contain more than a million and a half pages of manuscript. If Mr. O'Sullivan translates them, I'll read them."--Seamus Heaney, "New Statesman"
"The stories have an authentic folktale flavor and will satisfy both the student of folklore and the general reader."--"Booklist"­

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