Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Wishing all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - The Team at Boomerang Books

Description - Caran An-t-saoghail (The Wiles of the World) by Donald E. Meek

An anthology of Gaelic verse with English translation, and introductions to the poetry and its themes. This book covers the main types and topics of poetry produced in Gaelic during the 19th century. Ten primary themes are involved - homeland, clearances, emigration, transport, panegyric, love, war, humour, moral exhortation and religious experience. The anthology shows how Gaelic poets reacted to the many changes which were taking place in both their native Highland communities and their adopted communities in the Lowlands and beyond. It also offers a look at the literary creativity of the 19th century, and aims to show a greater range of poetic skills and approaches than has been previously recognized. As the poets respond to the "wilds of the world", their output covers elegies on death to songs of humour, from nostalgia for a lost world to the joy of a new-found religious faith.

Buy Caran An-t-saoghail (The Wiles of the World) by Donald E. Meek from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781874744672
ISBN-10: 187474467X
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Caran An-t-saoghail (The Wiles of the World) by Donald E. Meek

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Caran An-t-saoghail (The Wiles of the World) book by Donald E. Meek and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Donald E. Meek

Donald E. Meek, a native of the Inner Hebridean Island of Tiree, is currently Professor of Scottish and Gaelic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Books By Donald E. Meek

Kingdom of Macbrayne by Donald E. Meek
Hardback, November 2006
$81.00