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Early Irish Literature

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'An incandescent vision, a wildness of imagination, sensiblity to sound and colour and form ... human passion, love, sorrow and anger.' Thus Myles Dillon describes the enduring qualities of the literature of early Ireland. In Early Irish Literature, he summarizes the historical, mythological and poetic legacy of ancient and medieval Ireland, spanning more than a ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 19th 1994 by Four Courts Press (first published 1948)
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In 1972 I worked in an office on 23rd Street with a woman who had her degree from Columbia or NYU in Celtic history, and, like a sponge, I devoured as much information as I could from her. My notebooks, bibliography and reading materials were in a small overnight suitcase that mysteriously disappeared at a Rolling Stones concert at Madison Square Garden. I never fully recovered from the loss. I could not believe someone could be so heartless. However I had begun this book and was able to replace ...more
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I'd have much preferred it not to have been so abridged and summarized, but very informative nonetheless.
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Myles Dillon (11 May 1900 — 18 June 1972) was an Irish historian, philologist and celticist.

Myles Dillon was born in Dublin; he was one of six children of John Dillon and his wife Elizabeth Mathew; James Matthew Dillon, the leader of Fine Gael, was his younger brother.

Myles Dillon graduated from University College Dublin, than travelled to Germany and France, where he studied in deep Old Irish and
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