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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (January-March) » Padraig Pearse's Short stories « Previous Next »

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Cailin (149.157.1.122 - 149.157.1.122)
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Has anyone here read Gearrscealta an Phiarsaigh? And if so, what do they think of it? And what does the intro mean? Was there controversy surrounding Pearse's style of Irish? Why?
I personally love the stories!

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Ed (207.96.17.6 - 207.96.17.6)
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I read them about a year ago, and I really liked them as well. I think they've been criticized for being overly sentimental, but I'm not a literary critic, so I won't comment on that. From what I've read about Pearse, he seems to have spent a lot of time in Conamara, so his Irish would be very much the Irish of that region. I don't know if it was controversial, but I do know that he believed in bringing Irish Literature into the modern world - that is, in addressing modern themes and problems as well as folklore and mythology.

le meas, Ed

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