1000 Years of Irish Prose: The Literary Revival

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1000 YEARS OF IRISH PROSE

PART I

The Literary Revival

Edited with an Introduction

by

VIVIAN MERCIER

and

DAVID H. GREENE

NEW YORK THE DEVIN-ADAIR COMPANY 1952

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Part I - Old Eire and the Ancient Ways 1
  • Cathleen Ni Houlihan 3
  • The Bardic History of Ireland 14
  • The Knighting of Cuculain 30
  • The Duel of Cuculain and Fardia 34
  • The Death of Cuculain 39
  • The Fate of the Sons of Usnach 44
  • The Two Gods 73
  • The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland 79
  • Part II - The Living World for Text 91
  • Preface to the Playboy of the Western World 93
  • The Aran Islands 94
  • In the Shadow of the Glen 142
  • The Emigrant 157
  • A Letter to Rome 163
  • A Theological Fork 175
  • Dead King 191
  • Maelshaughlinn at the Fair 203
  • Rock-Of-The-Mass 208
  • Part III - Our Own Red Blood 225
  • The Dublin Strike - An Open Letter to the Employers 227
  • The Coming Revolution 234
  • At the Grave of O'Donovan Rossa 238
  • What is Our Programme? 240
  • Proclamation of the Irish Republic - Poblacht Na H Eireann. The Provisional Government Of The Irish Republic To the People of Ireland. 245
  • The Shadow of a Gunman 247
  • An Evening in Anglo-Ireland, with Undertones of War 294
  • Midsummer Night Madness 310
  • God Send Sunday 344
  • Part IV - Turn Aside and Brood 367
  • Going into Exile 369
  • The Wounded Cormorant 379
  • Gormlai and Cormac 382
  • The Bridal Night 406
  • Six Weeks on and Two Ashore 413
  • The Varied Shapes of Violence 423
  • Part V - Where Motley is Worn 445
  • The Holy Island 447
  • The Unworthy Princess 463
  • The Man with the Gift 467
  • Tall Hats and Churns 476
  • The Grey Dawn 487
  • Village Without Men 497
  • Drink and Time in Dublin 509
  • First Confession 516
  • Part VI - No Country for Old Men 525
  • The Sirens 527
  • Mad Sweeny Versus Jem Casey 563
  • The Resurrection 583
  • Notes on the Authors 595
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