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Deirdre is the story of a young girl raised in isolation to become the Ulster King's wife. She instead falls in love with a young man and they elope to Scotland. Lured back to Ireland many years later, she is faced with treachery and eternal sorrow.Stephens's two novellas, Deirdre (1923) and In the Land of Youth (1924), are drawn from the Ulster cycle of Irish mythology. TDeirdre is the story of a young girl raised in isolation to become the Ulster King's wife. She instead falls in love with a young man and they elope to Scotland. Lured back to Ireland many years later, she is faced with treachery and eternal sorrow.Stephens's two novellas, Deirdre (1923) and In the Land of Youth (1924), are drawn from the Ulster cycle of Irish mythology. They were intended to be part of a five-volume work, an Irish Epic, but Stephens abandoned the idea, discouraged by critical reaction....

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ISBN : 9780027880205
Format Type : Library Binding
Number of Pages : 266 Pages
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Deirdre Reviews

  • Max Nemtsov
    2019-01-11 15:57

    Прекрасная ревизионистская сказка - только очень грустная, потому что история из эпоса пересказывается весьма трагическая. Стивенз опять смешивает жанры - традиционный сюжет излагается в духе бытового натуралистического романа. И люди у него мыслят "по-современному" (для начала ХХ века) - но без знания некоторых особенностей бытования древних ирландцев будет не очень понятно, что там к чему, так что полезно сначала ознакомиться с некоторыми уложениями их жизни, как это было полезно мне.

  • Keir
    2018-12-23 18:39

    Le meilleur livre au monde.

  • Aonghus Fallon
    2019-01-06 17:55

    If you're a fan of Stephens' rather whimsical prose style, you should enjoy most of the pieces in this collection. Some are a bit fluffy in terms of content, but the book is worth checking out for two stories in particular - both of them essentially horror stories with a twist in the tail. The first is the title story, about a man who gets his heart's desire. The second 'etched in moonlight' is a dark tale of revenge.