Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
  • Author: W.B. Yeats
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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    1. pretty wide spread of stories in here. my favorites were the ones literally translated from Irish, along with the ones which were scary or creepy (which is quite a few of these, even outside the sections pertaining to witches and the devil and ghosts). But some of the stories just kind of drag on and go nowhere. I read this to get a taste of pre- Christian Irish religion, mythology and culture, and to get in what sense those things persisted, and in what sense Christianity itself is/was "pagan" [...]

    2. A lovely collection of folk tales featuring a range of brings such as giants,witches, fairies, leprechauns and ghosts. The collection is collated and edited by Yeats but features contributions from many others including renowned Gaelic scholar and president of Ireland Douglas Hyde. There are also several poems and songs included. I particularly enjoyed the book as it reminded me of the stories my grandparents would often tell, down to the style of language used.

    3. If you are a fan of old school folklore, this is the book for you. W.B. Yeats was a well-versed occultist, researcher, and writer in the late 1800s/early 1900s and collected these stories over a period of time. Each tale is set in old Ireland, and will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle for sure.This is a compilation of stories including tales of mermaids (what the Irish called merrows), fairies (the wee folk or sidhe), old kings and queens, witches, ghosts, giants, and more. I thoroughly enjoye [...]

    4. Marvelous and magicalWhat must be the best collection of Irish fairy and folk tales out there! (Thank you, W.B. Yeats!) Marvelous tales. I am very inspired.

    5. The book honor its title and provides a list of Irish mythology tales which contains a little bit of everything, from well-known stories as the Giant Causeway to utterly unknown ones.I enjoyed only a few of them and the vast majority seemed like sci-fi to me, too fantasy for my taste.I was expecting a deeper analysis of the different mythological figures but I got exactly what the title said.

    6. From Yeats' end notes [note Paracelsus' opinion of scientists]:"It has been held by many that somewhere out of the void there is a perpetual dribble of souls; that these souls pass through many shapes before they incarnate as men - hence the nature spirits. They are invisible - except at rare moments and times; they inhabit the interior elements, while we live upon the outer and the gross. Some float perpetually through space, and the motion of the planets drives them hither and thither in curre [...]

    7. E' una raccolta editata da Yeats di racconti e fiabe della tradizione popolare irlandese, trascritti, in prosa o in rima, da vari autori. Se piace il genere è una bella lettura, è diviso in sezioni ognuna dedicata a figure o situazioni particolari tipiche della tradizione irlandese. Le prime ("The trooping fairies", "The solitary fairies", "T'yeer'na'n'oge", etc) per me sono state le più interessanti perché trattavano di storie e leggende che vengono prettamente dall'irlanda, mentre altre se [...]

    8. Read one (adapted) story from this book, The Priest's Supper, though I don't think it is the one which I have linked to this title. The link lists the T. Crofton Crocker as the author rather than Yeats. The one I read was adapted by "Bertie" for Storynory, at this link storynory/2016/01/26/t and has the text, the audio, and confirmation that it has been adapted.The story has to do with a poor family who wants to cook a salmon for the priest when he comes for dinner, but the Good People (or Duine [...]

    9. Yeats has collected a variety of fairy and folk tales that are prevalent in Irish peasant society. The anthology covers fairies, ghosts, witches, saints, the devil, giants, and royalty. Each section is introduced through commentary by Yeats and is followed by a variety of tales. I was surprised to find the fairy tales presented in the structure we are used to. There is usually a moral with a nice resolution at the conclusion. Unlike in our tradition in which many of the fairy tales are re-worked [...]

    10. This is a collection of disparate tales, so of course it feels a bit uneven when reading straight through, rather than picking one or two to read with specific intention. However, some of the stories are so jarringly short that I was never quite sure how to read the first couple paragraphs, or how invested to get in the characters - this proved to be a little unsettling at times, and also kind of amusing when some stories in my head read like "the woman lost her goose and then BAM SHE DIED BECAU [...]

    11. This collection of tales, edited by the poet W. B. Yeats from various other sources, is thorough and generally entertaining. Some of the stories are written in dialect, which can be a bit difficult to navigate if the reader is not accustomed to the liberal use of terms like "Misther" or "troth." There is a heavy emphasis on fairies, banshees, and other mischievous spirits, with only one mention of the notable Irish hero "Fin M'Cool." That aside, this is an enjoyable read and a worthy addition to [...]

    12. So this was Lit of the Irish's first group read and I finally finished it at 12:35 AM July first, so 35 minutes past the "due date," but at least it got done. I liked this book. Some stories were better than others, but it was interesting to read this general kid of survey of Irish folk tales and all the different perspectives. I almost want to read it again and do a closer view, but I have too many other books begging to be read, so I can't justify it. Good read, though.

    13. More than a collection of fairy tales, this is almost a "survival to fairy's" guide. A collection of story's of encounters between the world of humans and the world of the daoine sídhe.I've always loved Yeats's poetry but have always read the fairy tales with more enthusiasm.Yeats collected these stories over many years and I utterly enjoyed them. Have to visit Ireland soon!

    14. Wonderful stories not detached from their culture, and the great bonus here is that Yeats makes clear that there are many kinds of beings in the fairy world.

    15. The Irish seem to be obsessed with tiny people, casting them repeatedly as kind and evil. Overall a good collection of stories.

    16. For some reason the system does not allow marking the stars anymore so I will give this four stars bacause the srories are so representative of the Irish folklore.

    17. I really enjoyed these Irish folk tales. That might be because I am Irish myself. I think you might enjoy them too.

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