Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends

Macmillan, 13 de jul. de 1995 - 272 páginas
'These legends are the action-packed stories - of ancient heroes, huge battles, attempted invasions, prophecies and spells, clashes between the underworld and the real world, abductions, love affairs and feasts - which have fascinated the Irish mind for more than 2,000 years . . . Most of them have an extraordinary, stark narrative sweep, with a marvellous sense of detail . . . Heaney writes directly and fluently . . . with great tact and skill.' Sunday Times

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Comentário do usuário  - Bostonseanachie - LibraryThing

This is a delightful modern but faithful retelling of the main legends of Irish literature. Heaney has a breezy, action-driven approach to the tales that still has a certain emotional resonance (often ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - VivalaErin - LibraryThing

Mythology is my passion, and these stories are perfect for the ancient culture of Ireland. I read a few of the cycles for an Irish Lit class, and the tales of the heroes are easy to read and understand in these translations. Ler resenha completa

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Sobre o autor (1995)

Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone, Ireland. She trained as a teacher in Northern Ireland and received a Master's degree in Irish Studies at University College, Dublin. She writes for both television and newspapers, and her collection for adults, Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends, was published by Faber in 1995. The Names Upon the Harp, a book of stories for children, with illustrations by P. J. Lynch, was published in 2000. Marie Heaney lives in Dublin with her husband, the poet Seamus Heaney.

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