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In The Demi-Gods, a group of ancient heroes in the form of winged angels show up one night in the camp of the wandering Mac Canns (Patsy, his daughter Mary and their downtrodden donkey). Together the little group wanders around rural Ireland: telling stories, creating mischief and running into some familiar yet often unwelcome faces. The story is separated into four booksIn The Demi-Gods, a group of ancient heroes in the form of winged angels show up one night in the camp of the wandering Mac Canns (Patsy, his daughter Mary and their downtrodden donkey). Together the little group wanders around rural Ireland: telling stories, creating mischief and running into some familiar yet often unwelcome faces. The story is separated into four books as follows: Book 1 - Patsy Mac Cann, Book 2 - Eileen Ni Cooley, Book 3 - Brien O'Brien and Book 4 - Mary Mac Cann....

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ISBN : 2452465
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 316 Pages
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  • Max Nemtsov
    2019-03-17 12:15

    Еще один, гораздо менее известный роман великого ирландского сказочника — и в той же, в общем, вселенной, что и «Горшок золота». И ничем не хуже, хотя, как показывает статистика, читало его гораздо меньше народу. Он тоже про людей — про очень ирландских мужчин и женщин, про их непростые и весьма бурные (а это тема у Стивенза) взаимоотношения полов и, в общем, конечно, про любовь. Там опять, к нашей вящей радости, присутствуют философский осел и говорящие пауки (не договорили в «Горшке»). И — на сей раз — ангелы. А публика — прекрасная и народная: деклассированные элементы, бродяги, лудильщики и воры.Написано все так же великолепно и идиосинкратично — никогда не знаешь, что ждет за следующим поворотом сюжета. Роман — как ирландская дорога, где и происходит все дело, от Донегола до Керри и обратно. Ничего предсказуемого, никаких шаблонов и рецептов, подарки на каждой странице (а одна — так прямо лучший панегирик библиотекам и книгам, что мне попадался). Волшебно.

  • NicolaBalestri
    2019-03-05 08:24

    Sono quasi convinto che questo libro sia stato sui comodini di Coelho e Hesse per molto tempo

  • Katherine Holmes
    2019-03-01 12:11

    Having loved The Crock of Gold some years ago, I dipped into this book after acquiring a hardbound for my used bookstore. Of course it didn't have the appeal of Stephens' most famous book but it had the storytelling quality and the charm of the Irish voice. It was about three angels who landed on earth and went around with Padriac McCann and his daughter, touring. The book is comprised of four character stories. It was a little disappointing because the angels became observers and they really acted oddly while Padriac and the characters featured in stories took on more action and plot. The angels figured in a cosmic story which included Cuchalain. I found the book to be lulling bedtime reading because the Irish voice and the lyrical style caught me every time I opened it. It was worth reading to the end because the end was marvelous.

  • Kari Ely
    2019-03-14 09:18

    This is the tale of a pair of vagabonds who encounter a trio of angels who have come to earth to experience human existence, and as such it can't help but become a bit of a treatise on human nature. It gets a bit heavy-handed at times, but has some interesting points to make. Extra points for it's lovely, lyrical, lilting style and for its flashes of humor.