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The Celtic Twilight

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(4,833 Sterne; 9 Bewertungen)

I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland to any of my own people who would look where I bid them. I have therefore written down accurately and candidly much that I have heard and seen, and, except by way of commentary, nothing that I have merely imagined.

Many of the tales in this book were told me by one Paddy Flynn, a little bright-eyed old man, who lived in a leaky and one-roomed cabin in the village of Ballisodare. He was a great teller of tales, and unlike our common romancers, knew how to empty heaven, hell, and purgatory, faeryland and earth, to people his stories. He did not live in a shrunken world, but knew of no less ample circumstance than did Homer himself. Perhaps the Gaelic people shall by his like bring back again the ancient simplicity and amplitude of imagination.

Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet. (W. B. Yeats) (4 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Epigraph, The Hosting of the Sidhe

2:11

Read by Shakira Searle

This book

2:38

Read by Arie

A Teller of Tales

4:16

Read by Arie

Belief and Unbelief

3:31

Read by Arie

Mortal Help

2:31

Read by Arie

A Visionary

7:37

Read by Arie

Village Ghosts

12:41

Read by Arie

'Dust Hath closed Helen's Eye'

15:18

Read by Arie

A Knight of the Sheep

5:44

Read by Arie

An Enduring Heart

4:52

Read by Arie

The Sorcerers

7:47

Read by Arie

The Devil

1:35

Read by russellhughes

Happy and Unhappy Theologians

8:00

Read by Jordan Heron

The Last Gleeman

14:02

Read by John O'Riordan

Regina, Regina Pigmeorum, Veni

6:50

Read by John O'Riordan

'And Fair, Fierce Women'

4:22

Read by Luna Pierson

Enchanted Woods

8:15

Read by Luna Pierson

Miraculous Creatures

2:38

Read by KHand

Aristotle of the Books

1:32

Read by russellhughes

The Swine of the Gods

1:54

Read by Tim Rainey

A Voice

3:27

Read by Anusha Iyer

Kidnappers

13:27

Read by John O'Riordan

The Untiring Ones

5:32

Read by John O'Riordan

Earth, Fire and Water

2:12

Read by Robert Dixon

The Old Town

3:58

Read by John Van Stan

The Man and his Boots

2:34

Read by John Van Stan

A Coward

3:15

Read by Simon Smoke

The Three O'Byrnes and the Evil Faeries

3:43

Read by Kathy Wright

Drumcliff and Rosses

16:59

Read by JamesMcAndrew

The Thick Skull of the Fortunate

3:58

Read by Simon Smoke

The Religion of a Sailor

2:32

Read by Glenn O'Brien

Concerning the nearness together of Heaven, Earth, and Purgatory

2:21

Read by MaryAnne

The Eaters of Precious Stones

2:30

Read by MaryAnne

Our Lady of the Hills

4:31

Read by ImkeStevens

The Golden Age

3:10

Read by MaryAnne

A Remonstrance with Scotsmen for having soured the Disposition of their Ghosts …

7:36

Read by MaryAnne

War

3:31

Read by MaryAnne

The Queen and the Fool

8:44

Read by ImkeStevens

The Friends of the People of Faery

12:32

Read by Max Wainer

Dreams that have no Moral

20:43

Read by MaryAnn

By the Roadside

3:32

Read by Erin B. Lillis

Into the Twilight

1:46

Read by Shakira Searle

Bewertungen

Excellent stories

(5 Sterne)

So many wonderful voices telling tales We love to hear these Irish & Scottish folk stories of the Noble folk thier land and ways beautifully encasdd between the tireless rytham of Yates Words thans to all the readers and Librivox staff

wonderful book

(5 Sterne)

I realized I've read this before once I started the recording. Sounds like it's. Lear and good quality and this is a charming, wonderful book worth enjoying.