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O Conaire, P., Riggs - An Chéad Chloch - 9781856352833 - 9781856352833
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An Chéad Chloch

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Description for An Chéad Chloch 106pp
These eight stories, written for An Claideamh Soluis and published in book form in 1914 are among the most remarkable of the whole Gaelic Revival. They deal with O Conaire's recurring themes of tragic love, jealousy, betrayal and displacement but their settings are fat from the author's native Connacht.Four stories give imaginative interpretations of incidents from the New Testament. The title story 'An Chead Chloch' ('The first stone') gives the imaginative background to the New Testament story of the woman taken in adultery and how her executioners were forced to leave when Jesus wrote on the ground: 'Let him who ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1994
Publisher
MERCIER PRESS
Condition
New
Number of Pages
107
Place of Publication
Cork, Ireland
ISBN
9781856352833
SKU
9781856352833
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Ref
99-1

About O Conaire, P., Riggs
Padraic O Conaire was born in Galway City in 1882 and reared in Rosmuc in the Connemara Gaeltacht. After leaving school he went to work as a civil servant in the Ministry of Education in London. There he met Irish-language activists (he was a friend of Robert Lynd, Michael Collins and the historian P. S. O'Hegarty) and became a teacher ... Read more

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