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MacManus, The Little Mistress of the Eskar Mor.

MacManus, The Little Mistress of the Eskar Mor.

MacManus, Seumas. The Little Mistress of the Eskar Mor. Dublin, Gill, 1960. Octavo. 376 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare with the original dustjacket.

Seumas MacManus (1869–1960) was an Irish author, dramatist, and poet known for his ability to reinterpret Irish folktales for modern audiences. Seamus MacManus is considered by many to be the last great seanchaí, or storyteller of the ancient oral tradition. He wrote down and interpreted traditional stories so that they would not be lost to future generations. In one book he encourages the reader to read the stories aloud and to others. “These tales were made not for reading, but for telling. They were made and told for the passing of long nights, for the shortening of weary journeys, for entertaining of traveler-guests, for brightening of cabin hearths. Be not content with reading them… And grateful be to the shanachies who passed these tales to me, for you – Sean O’Hegarty, Mairghid Burns, Eoghain O’Cuinn, and the Bacach Ruadh. May God grant their souls rest.” Archived recordings of MacManus reading his stories exist in Notre Dame and Seton Hall, and some of his books are available for download on the Internet Archive. (Wikipedia).

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MacManus, The Little Mistress of the Eskar Mor.
MacManus, The Little Mistress of the Eskar Mor.