The Fiend Next Door eS just converted to a digital format Really hard to read Wowe This thing is HUGEOr I m slow Hard to say when you re on kindleMaybe a bit of both Because while this is a very comprehensive recounting of Irish mythology minus the Ulster cycle minus a few #other stories such as cath gabhra gregory presents #stories such as Cath Gabhra Gregory presents all very faithfully and as such it occasionally
Feels A Little Dry When Consuming A Lot Of It a little dry when consuming a lot of it decision to write verything with Gaelic grammar is welcome but again at times taxingStill a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to delve into all of Irish mythology or with a real interest in the subject But for someone wishing to read stories in the most ntertaining fashion maybe a modern retelling would be better Unpronounceable names shape shifting fighting profound oaths fighting magic cauldrons fighting hunting strange beasts பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் even fighting and all rounded off with a rejection of Christianity What do you want Gregory s versions of the myths are written with the music that can be missing from recent tellings rather in the same way that the Good News Bible loses the lyricism of the King James Her arrangements are demur than Kinsella s but this is part of their charm This is fantastic mythology I love ireland and anything irish and despite that I would have love this book anyway because this type of mythology has amazing aspects andlements I haven t read before There s something about the irish style of storytelling and stories that have been passed down something in the history of that place I think should appeal to most Readers There S Something There s something and fantastic about this book and I recommend it to The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 everyone Gods and Fighting Men represents Lady Gregory sffort to gather the scattered disparate tales of the Mythological and Finnian cycles of A Meditation on Murder early Irish lore and to present them in a or less coherent format much as she did with with Ulster cycle in her Cuchulain of Muirthemne Unlike thatarlier work however many of the stories included herein stand. Na Teine the Ridge of the Fire Goibniu and Samthainn and Cian Cian was a lord of land and Goibniu was the smith that had such This books was instrumental in understanding the popular culture view of ancient Irish legends People in Ireland are likely to have ready Lady Gregory s version view of ancient Irish legends People in Ireland are likely to have ready Lady Gregory s version scholarly onesI did get the strong impression reading these that this was something uite #Different From Normal Western Culture Fairy Tales #from normal Western Culture fairy tales because the tales did not follow an xpected normal narrative path and that fairly tale logic did not applyFor xample one long tale about the Hard Servant who tricks Finn and goes off with a bunch of his men stumbles through a number of things Finn has to go through to get him back But after a few of these the narrator says that he Travis eventually got justice from the Hard Servant but the details are too boring to tellAnd the overall arc of the Finn saga is clearly the muse of depressing Irish playrights After some normal glorious heroic tales there is the whole Dermott and Finn spat where Finn becomes or less the bad guy Then later he becomes petty in dispute with the Sons of Morna After than the Fianna are basically a bunch of old men with nothing left as no one respects or honors them any The talesnd with a fast forward to the future where Finn s son back from the land of the ver young ngages in a series of petty arguments with Saint PatrickThis isn t a Greek Tragedy where a hero s fate rises until he is brought down by his own hubris only to learn his lesson and be an AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 example to all in thend This is probably what many of those Greek Tragedies started out like vague disconnected folk tales that over time and repetition were honed
into a consistenta consistent The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? exemplary tale Irish literature was not so fortunateMaybe I m just beingthnocentric here But I think the general problem is the thnicity that could appreciate these tales for what they are is long dead I think only scholars have a hope of that nowNevertheless I ll probably read the rest of her books If only because my child constantly demands and tales of Ireland This is the same book as Irish Myths and Legend. Now it chanced at that time there were three brothers of the Tuatha de Danaan living together in a place that was called Druim. ,
Summary Gods and Fighting Men The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland,
On their own and this book #therefore gives the impression of a miscellany rather than an pic Gregory s priorities as is #gives the impression of a miscellany rather than an pic Gregory s priorities as is known had less to do with dispassionate scholarship and to do with fashioning a national cultural heritage in the light of her support of an independent Irish state As such her focus is providing a literary treatment that is peculiarly Irish
to this readerthis reader the arly 21st century United States her renditions have a peculiar flavor that is idiosyncratic than lyrical or literary Her stylized grammar tends to be somewhat opaue and it doesn t always scan Here s a sentence chosen nearly at random And they were not long there till they saw a young man uiet and with pleasant looks coming toward them and he wished them good health and they answered him the same way You can see there s a kind of loping uality to the construction that makes it a bit difficult to parse Does it add to the poetic Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet effect Readers must judge for themselves but I thought not so much My go todition for this material is Cross s Ancient Irish Tales which is a bit closer and a bit less mannered It s always weird to read a book that s 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) essentially a twice over translation First the original author translated the myths to English and that was over a hundred years ago and then the Polish translator while trying to keep the archaic and mythical sound of the original translated it into Polish it s not always anasy readHowever it does give a good glimpse into what the dark ages Irish could ve valued and what stories spoke to them the most While it was a bit of a struggle to get through this one I m not sorry I did It Design Research: Methods and Perspectives earns a slight recommendation if you re into mythology and legendary tales but can otherwise be skipped in favour of a abbreviated version of the same stories This book is responsible for a lot of things For me becoming a professional storyteller for me falling in love with Irish legends and for me having an English vocabulary that is mostly full of terms for Iron Age weap. Great name Now Clan had a wonderful cow the Glas Gaibhnenn and her milk never failed Andvery one that heard of her coveted .