Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Modern Library Classics)

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Modern Library Classics)


accumulated via the popular Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five stories and poems during this pleasant assortment uniquely trap the wealthy historical past of the Celtic mind's eye. packed with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, monks, and saints, those tales evoke either delicate pathos and lighthearted mirth and include what Yeats describes as “the very voice of the folks, the very pulse of life.”

“The influence of those stories doesn’t cease with Yeats, or Joyce, or Oscar Wilde,” writes Paul Muldoon in his Foreword, “for generations of readers in eire and in the course of the international have came upon them flourishing like these continual fairy thorns.”

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