An Haicléara Mánas : a nineteenth-century text from Clifden, Co. Galway


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SKU: F2.23 Category:


ed. Nancy Stenson
Published: 2003
Pages: 1 plate + lxvi + 199
Reference: F.2.23
ISBN: 1 85500 178 0

This fascinating and amusing story from West Galway concerns a hackler or flax-dresser named Mánas from the Joyce Country, who has come to the coastal area on the peninsula south-west of Clifden, presumably to find work. The text is written in a quasi-phonetic orthography, based mainly on English spelling. Dr Stenson presents the original text with facing normalized text. She also provides a full linguistic introduction, translation, textual notes and glossary.

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Weight 425 g