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by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne

  • Author: Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
  • ISBN: 0747266840
  • ISBN13: 978-0747266846
  • ePub: 1917 kb | FB2: 1376 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Headline (March 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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The Dancers Dancing ePub download

ilís Ní Dhuibhne (pronounced ; born 22 February 1954), also known as Eilis Almquist and Elizabeth O'Hara, is an Irish novelist and short story writer who writes both in Irish and English.

ilís Ní Dhuibhne (pronounced ; born 22 February 1954), also known as Eilis Almquist and Elizabeth O'Hara, is an Irish novelist and short story writer who writes both in Irish and English. She has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and is a recipient of the Irish PEN Award. Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin in 1954. She attended University College Dublin (UCD), where she studied Pure English, then Folklore.

by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne. It takes you back to when you were young and beginning to think about falling in love. Ireland may not be your background, but the feelings of guilt, embarrassment, shame and glory are just the same

by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne. Ireland may not be your background, but the feelings of guilt, embarrassment, shame and glory are just the same. Read this book and as you do, remember what it was like to be thirteen. Find similar books Profile.

Ni Dhuibhne has a great way of mixing and merging the realistic with something otherworldly, like crossing an Alice Munro or an Anne Tyler with an Angela Carter or a Jeanette Winterson.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ni Dhuibhne has a great way of mixing and merging the realistic with something otherworldly, like crossing an Alice Munro or an Anne Tyler with an Angela Carter or a Jeanette Winterson. With a delicate touch not unlike Arundhati Roy's in The God of Small Things, Ni Dhuibhne sneaks under the ill-fitting skin of her metamorphosing Derry and Dublin cast. Their stories unravel in shifting voices with all the wisdom and perspective of an omniscient narrator. -Sunday Business Post.

by. Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

The Dancers Dancing book. ilís Ní Dhuibhne is a writer and critic. She was born in Dublin in 1954. She attended University College Dublin, where she studied Pure English, then Folklore

The Dancers Dancing book. She attended University College Dublin, where she studied Pure English, then Folklore. She was awarded the UCD Entrance scholarship for English, and two post graduate scholarships in Folklore. In 1978-9 she studied at the University of Copenhagen, and in 1982 was awarded a PhD from the National University of Ireland. She has Éilís Ní Dhuibhne is a writer and critic.

girls sit on rocks in the middle of the stream: a dark plump girl; a girl whose hair burgeons from her head in a mane of light; another with long white legs and short black shorts, clipped jet hair; a willowy branch of a girl, blonde.

The Dancers Dancing - Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. First published in 1999 by Blackstaff Press.

Author(s): Eilis Ni Dhuibhne. Title: The Dancers Dancing. Eilis Ni Dhuibhne was born in Dublin. She was educated at University College Dublin and has a BA in English and a PhD in Irish Folklore

Author(s): Eilis Ni Dhuibhne. She was educated at University College Dublin and has a BA in English and a PhD in Irish Folklore. She worked for many years as a librarian and archivist in the National Library of Ireland and now teaches on the MA for Creative Writing at University College Dublin and for the Faber Writing Academy. She is a member of Aosdana.

In book: The Irish Knot: Essays on Imaginary/Real Ireland, Publisher: Secretariado de Publicaciones Universidad de Valladolid .

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I caught a glimpse of him, behind the veil. And he knew I'd caught it. There was that understanding between us. We were members of the club of the X-ray eyes, the club of people who can see into the human heart. ilís Ní Dhuibhne's candid and moving memoir tells the story of her thirty-year relationship with the love of her life, internationally renowned folklorist Bo Almvqvist, capturing brilliantly the compromises and adjustments and phases of their relationship. Twelve Thousand Days is a remarkable story about love, grief and time, shot through with.

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Faezahn
I really loved this book- location, characters, story line- all fascinating and well-written. I loved learning about this particular aspect of Irish cultural education. I had no idea there were places like this. Very interesting. It offered visits to past and present Ireland.
Talvinl
I enjoyed the parts of the book that were concerned with the Irish language. The rest of the story was monotonous and frankly, in my opinion boring.

There were a couple of parts where something exciting almost happened, but then the author seemed to become timid.

All in all, I have to say that I cannot recommend this book for its storyline.

I did find the idea of an Irish school interesting enough for two stars.
Shaktit
For all of Ni Dhuibhne's ambition here, the tale she tells drags on. This novel's considered her best by Irish critics, but I believe some of the plaudits it's earned this may be due to the critics' shared memories of studying Irish at summer colleges, rather than the intrinsic merits of the book itself. She varies narrative styles, and at the end her central character comes into the book as a first-person voice which has been for the previous chapters conveyed through the third person, although rarely does the storyline diverge from the perspective of this girl, Orla. Trouble is, sluggish and rather dour, she's not that fascinating a figure to devote so much energy to. Yes, class and political and cultural differences all emerge but these seem by repetition beaten into dullness. The book does not pick up after the girls settle in their summer digs, and the action's told languidly.

One chapter I liked presented the transition into the Irish-language college for the girls; the sentences upended themselves into what the Irish language would be literally translated as, and this does imitate the shift of mentality and comprehension that these city girls would experience when, in various states of readiness or not, they face immersion into their learned language. Less than I expected happens in the classes. Most of the book centers around the home they stay in, the conversations they have, and the scenery they explore. It's all respectably presented, but never really leaps off the page to fire your imagination.

A rare exception: I wish more of the book kept the style of the fine opening section, which takes the bird's eye view and then comes slowly down to earth. But, overall, the novel went on at twice the length it needed to conjure up the feel of adolescence, laziness, and anxiety.

The pace is sluggish. Perhaps this mimics the rhythms of a summer month spent in Donegal, as the book explicitly considers the parallel. But, why take so long to get this across to the patient reader? There's not much of a pay-off at the anticlimactic end, as Orla finally gets the courage to see her Auntie Annie. This, admittedly, is handled subtly and reflects the view of the teenager's mingled awe and resentment and hesitation at meeting her addled elderly relative. But, as the culmination of the work, it's not much return on the reader's investment. The afterword, too, is more matter-of-fact then it could have been, and the angst and longing that Orla apparently reveals in the last few pages seems more of an afterthought than a fully integrated continuation of all that she's before pondered. While Ni Dhuibhne does offer a novel full of rather mundane occurences, as if to emphasize the few moments when life detours from the quotidian, the result when stretched thin over more than 200 pages remains too flat and plain.
Doukasa
When I bought this book in Ireland last year, it was on the bestseller shelves in the bookstores, so Eilis seems popular in her home country. I wanted vacation reading that was literary and reflected the culture of the people in whose country I was a visitor. The book is pretty short, but I feel that is appropriate for the subject matter; it is essentially a string of childhood reminisces loosely gathered into a simple plot, which centers on a group of young pre-teen and teenage Irish and Northern Irish schoolgirls who leave their cities to attend a Gaelic-language school/camp in County Donegal (northwest, Irish-speaking, traditional region).
The short, sweet, lyrical tale is light without being fluffy, and touches on issues of sexual discovery, class and political stratification, and parent-child relationships.
The author beautifully evokes traditional rural Ireland in the 1960's as it is seen through the eyes of saucy urban schoolgirls on the brink of self-discovery.
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