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Title:
Literary tour of Ireland
Author:
Healy, Elizabeth.
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Publication Information:
Dublin : Wolfhound Press, 1995.
Physical Description:
272 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780863274466
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR8731 .H43 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

The age-old Irish preoccupation with place gave rise to a whole genre of Gaelic literature devoted exclusively to place-lore. That sense has permeated Irish and Anglo-Irish literature down to the present day. Intended as a practical guide to places with which poets and novelists have been associated, and some which have given rise to legends, this lovingly written and informative book will convey to the reader a sense of enchantment that comes from a knowledge of Ireland's richly textured land and literature. Enroute, readers will encounter, perhaps rediscover, some of the world's greatest literary personalities and be rewarded by the discovery of lesser-known treasures. Extracts from poems and novels accompany the text, as well as maps, illustrations, and gorgeous color photographs, plus an extensive reading list.


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