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Graveyard Clay : Cré Na Cille: A Narrative in Ten Interludes (Hardcover) (Mu00e1irtu00edn u00d3.

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In critical opinion and popular polls, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Graveyard Clay is invariably ranked the most important prose work in modern Irish. This bold new translation of his radically originalCré na Cille is the shared project of two fluent speakers of the Irish of Ó Cadhain’s native region, Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. They have achieved a lofty goal: to convey Ó Cadhain’s meaning accuratelyand to meet his towering literary standards. Graveyard Clay is a novel of black humor, reminiscent of the work of Synge and Beckett. The story unfolds entirely in dialogue as the newly dead arrive in the graveyard, bringing news of recent local happenings to those already confined in their coffins. Avalanches of gossip, backbiting, flirting, feuds, and scandal-mongering ensue, while the absurdity of human nature becomes ever clearer. This edition of Ó Cadhain’s masterpiece is enriched with footnotes, bibliography, publication and reception history, and other materials that invite further study and deeper enjoyment of his most engaging and challenging work.
Number of Pages: 324.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Margellos World Republic of Letters
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Mu00e1irtu00edn u00d3. Cadhain
Language: English
Street Date: March 17, 2016
TCIN: 51017543
UPC: 9780300203769
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4510

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