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The Celtic Spirit and Literature.


The Celtic Spirit and Literature

Grace Clunie and Tess Maginess

The Columba Press


285 pages




Clunie, an episcopal priest who teaches Celtic spirituality in Ireland, and Maginess, a literature scholar in Ireland, discuss portrayals of the Celtic spirit in literature. They trace the emergence of Celtic culture and identity and the development of the Celtic spirit, then describe the roles of nature, art and creative living, hospitality in heroic warrior culture, journey, and the otherworld between life and death in the Celtic spirit, followed by literary representations of it in the myth poem oThe Song of Amergin,o voyage literature, poetry of the old Gaelic order, Anglo-Irish writers like Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith, Big House novels, the work of the Antiquarians, writers of the Celtic Revival, and the work of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanaugh, Seamus Heaney, and Paul Muldoon. Distributed in the US by Dufour Editions. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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