The Islandman by Robin Flower

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  • Title: The Islandman
  • Author: Robin Flower
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: 03/23/78
  • Lenguage: English, Irish
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 192812335

 

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Tomas O’Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937, an awesome grasp of his native Irish. He shared to the complete the perilous lifetime of a primitive neighborhood, but possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to look at and describe the world. His e-book is a worthwhile description of a brand new vanished lifestyle; his sole function in writing it was in his personal phrases, ‘to set down the character of the folks about me in order that some document of us would possibly reside after us, for the like of us won’t ever be once more’. The Blasket Islands are three miles off Irelands Dingle Peninsula. Until their evacuation simply after the Second World War, the lives of the 150 or so Blasket Islanders had remained unchanged for hundreds of years. A wealthy oral custom of story-telling, poetry, and folktales stored alive the legends and historical past of the islands, and has made their literature well-known all through the world. The 7 Blasket Island books printed by OUP include memoirs and reminiscences from inside this literary custom, evoking a lifestyle which has now vanished. present more

 

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