The Smile And The Tear: Poems And Songs Of Ireland

Sean McMahon
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Readers will find many poems and songs that they know, some will be new to them and all guaranteed Irish, ranging from old, unhappy things to poems of love, rage and wild humour, blister-raising satire and devotion to country.

Do you know how Brian O'Linn and his family finally got home? Who bate the Turks at Waterloo? Which way was Moll Maloney's head inclined? The answers to these and many other important questions are to be found in this indispensable anthology of things bright and green. For many centuries Ireland was, in the words of the song, a 'most distressful country'. A colony of a stronger neighbour, it faced the travails of hunger, violence and forced emigration with smiles and inevitable tears.

The country's resilience was rooted in a secret, spiritual store that George Russell called 'the Ireland in the heart'. This new collection comes from that treasury. In it readers will find much that they know, some that will be new to them and all guaranteed Irish, ranging from old, unhappy things to poems of love, rage and wild humour, blister-raising satire and devotion to country. A multitude of different Irelands is here, represented in both languages, from the mountains of Mourne to the Rose of Tralee, from the Lake Isle of Innisfree to Dublin's fair city, to the pleasant waters of the River Lee.

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ISBN/EAN 9781907535215
Author Sean McMahon
Publisher Londubh Books
Publication date 17 Oct 2011
Format Paperback
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