The Wisdom of the Irish

Pages: 192
Subject: Gift Books
Series: Wisdom Of...
Imprint: Oneworld

The Wisdom of the Irish

Lovingly collected and beautifully presented, this rich and diverse treasury offers excerpts from distant times to the present day, covering myth, spirituality, literature, politics, and love.
Hardback
9781851683512 (22 Nov 2004)
RRP £9.99 / US$12.95

The Book

Lovingly collected and beautifully presented, this rich and diverse treasury of Irish wisdom offers excerpts from distant times to the present day, covering myth, spirituality, literature, politics, and love.





From Ancient Celtic mysticism to the wit of Oscar Wilde; from the power poetry of W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney to the political insights of Eamon de Valera, the quotations within these pages open the door to a universe of inspiration and imagination, of folklore and learning.





A perfect anthology for those who want to rediscover their roots, or simply to learn more about the cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle, this collection of sayings, statements, songs, ballads, and aphorisms will uplift the soul and enrich the mind in equal measure.

Additional Information

Subject Gift Books
Series Wisdom Of...
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Suheil Bushrui is the foremost translator and interpreter of Anglo-Irish literature in the Arab world, and has published critical studies in Arabic and English on W. B. Yeats, John Millington Synge, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. He was the first Arab national to be appointed to the Chair of English and Anglo-Irish Literature at the American University of Beirut, and has also served as Chairman of the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature (ISAIL). He is currently the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland.