When Red Hanrahan, the itinerant schoolmaster, drops into a remote barn where Irish farm labourers are drinking and singing, he receives a message from his sweetheart to make haste to her. Her mother has died and she must marry at once or be turned out of her home. Red Hanrahan gets up to start immediately, but a strange old man sitting by the door delays him by starting a game of cards with him. As Hanrahan gets drawn into the card game, he finds himself increasingly mesmerized... and then strange magical events take over, and he finds himself wandering over the mountains following a mysterious dreamlike hunt.
Hear rare recordings from some of the world's most-respected poets reading their own works: Ezra Pound, Old Men With Beautiful Manners; William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree; Robert Graves, A Last Poem; Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Harp-Weaver; Richard Eberhart, The Groundhog; Philip Levine, Blasting from Heaven; Marianne Moore, The Mind is an Enchanting Thing; Stephen Spender, What I Expected; Vachel Lindsay, An Interpolation by Mr. Lindsay.
Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.
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