Lose yourself in these supernatural tales of mischievous fairies, changelings, mysterious merrows, solitary leprechauns, shape-changing pookas, wailing banshees, ghosts, dangerous witches, helpful fairy doctors, and massive giants!
W. B. Yeats compiled sixty-four works from numerous Irish authors including William Allingham; Thomas Crofton Croker; William Carleton; Letitia Maclintock; Lady Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde; and Yeats himself, resulting in a comprehensive and definitive collection. Each section features an introduction from Yeats to enlighten readers on the background of its mythical subjects and their role in Irish life and culture.
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry includes “The Fairies,” “Frank Martin and the Fairies,” “The Priest’s Supper,” “The Stolen Child,” “The Soul Cages,” “Far Darrig in Donegal,” “The Piper and the Puca,” “A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald,” “The Black Lamb,” “The Horned Women,” “The Phantom Isle,” and more.
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W.B. Yeats was an Irish poet who became one of the most prominent figures in 20th century-literature.Yeats' epic poetry earned him the Nobel Prize in 1923.This collection includes the following:
The Wind Among the Reeds
In the Seven Woods
The Green Helmet and Other Poems
The Wild Swans at Coole
Michael Robartes and the Dancer
The Countess Cathleen
The King’s Threshold
At the Hawk’s Well
The Unicorn from the Stars
Cathleen Ni Houlihan
The Celtic Twilight
The Secret Rose
Stories of Red Hanrahan
Reveries over Childhood and Youth
The Trembling of the Veil
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
The Land of Heart’s Desire
A Book of Irish Verse
Ideas of Good and Evil
Discoveries: A Volume of Essays
Per Amica Silentia Lunae
“One loses, as one grows older, something of the lightness of one's dreams; one begins to take life up in both hands, and to care more for the fruit than the flower, and that is no great loss perhaps.” - W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight
The Celtic Twilight by W. B. Yeats is an extensive collection of Irish lore from old fairy tales to anecdotes and even essays that clearly depict the Irish culture. Before the Dawn of Human Kind, the Druids walked on our lands constantly trying to find the perfect balance with the forces of nature. Fairies, spirits and leprechauns were among those untamed forces.
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Considerat de critici cea mai bună operă în proză al lui W.B. Yeats, Rosa Alchemica e şi unul dintre textele reprezentative pentru limbajul bogat, dar şi pentru preocupările principale ale scriitorului: cultura irlandeză, miturile şi legendele celtice, magia, alchimia şi misticismul.
Eroii din povestirile lui W. B. Yeats sunt trubaduri, zâne, apariţii fantastice care traversează întreaga mitologie celtică: Hanrahan cel Roşu, menestrel care ştie cântece străvechi, iubita mitică, Oona, pe care o pierde mândrul Costello, bătrânul cavaler al Sfântului Ioan, înţeleptul rege căruia îi cresc în păr penele Vulturului Cenuşiu sau cei trei magi. Sunt şi personaje obişnuite, parte din universul domestic al lumii irlandeze, precum proscrisul care ajunge să fie răstignit pentru că le reproşează călugărilor proasta găzduire. În Rosa Alchemica, un tânăr încearcă să se salveze de fascinaţia pe care o are faţă de ritualurile secrete şi tainele alchimiştilor, dar participarea la o astfel de ceremonie îi deschide de fapt calea de acces către un adevăr esenţial, marcându-i definitiv existenţa. Fie că e vorba despre textele aşa-numit oculte sau despre reinterpretări ale legendelor irlandeze, acelaşi aer de mister şi aceleaşi ritmuri străvechi răzbat din povestirile lui W.B. Yeats.