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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Eagrán nua den chéad eagráin iomlán de Séadna, a foilsíodh ar dtús sa bhliain 1904 agus a raibh tionchar tábhachtach aige ar Litríocht na Gaeilge. Fáilteofar roimh an deis Gaeilge shaibhir an tsaothair a bhlaiseadh athuair agus cuirfidh réamhrá cuimsitheach Mhic Mhathúna (ina bhfuil suas le leathchéad leathanach) le heolas an léitheora faoi stair a fhoilsithe agus chúlra ...more
Unknown Binding, 86 pages
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Max Nemtsov
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Удивительный мы все же текст издаем — 120-с-лишним-летний казуистический роман идей о кармическом воздаянии в авраамическом мире с его манихейской дихотомией и строгой биполярностью. Но читается он далеко не как роман нравоучительно-христианский — скорее нравоописательный. «Шенна» — в первую очередь, на мой взгляд, комедия манер, а уже потом литературная сказка с неожиданными монтажными склейками повествования, вложенными сюжетами и прочими ништяками прото-модернизма.
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Annalise Nakoneczny
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
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This book I think was the first modern Irish novel written and was published in 1894. It follows the story of Séadna, a humble cobbler who makes a deal with the devil to sell his soul in exchange for enough money to buy as much leather as he needs. Séadna is given 13 years before the Man in Black will return for him. There are a lot of interesting points on good works and temptation in this book, but I personally found it a bit dry and tedious. That really isn't a problem; I think it's just the ...more
Terence Gallagher
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating, one-of-a-kind book, part folktale part novel. A shoemaker makes a deal with the "Fear Dubh" but the consequences, for his character and his fortunes, are not at all what you might expect. My main criticism would be that it ends somewhat abruptly. This book was famous for being the first example of modern Irish prose written as the people speak. This makes it quite a challenge for those of us with moderate Irish at best, and Niall O'Donaill's dictionary is a must. I confess I only ...more
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Séadna is a cobbler from rural Ireland who makes a deal with the devil in a very Faustian manner. He will receive a refilling purse in order to buy leather to make shoes after giving away his last three shillings for charity in exchange for leaving with the Black Man after 13 years. Will Séadna be able to trick the trickster and make sure that he only uses the money in a Godly manner?

This was very funny and very weird. I liked it but found the ending to be a bit anti-climatic. It must be
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Father Peadar Ua Laoghaire, also Peadar Ó Laoghaire, sometimes known in English as Peter O'Leary; April 1839 – 21 March 1920) was an Irish writer and Catholic priest, who is regarded today as one of the founders of modern literature in Irish.

He was born in the parish of Cluain Droichead, County Cork, and grew up speaking Munster Irish in the Múscraí Gaeltacht. He was a descendant of the
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