In the time of the Troubles, when there were bombs in the night and soldiers on the road, Henry Glassie journeyed to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure. He settled into the farming community of Ballymenone, beside Lough Erne in County Fermanagh. He asked questions, and he listened. For a decade, he heard and recorded the stories and songs in which they outlined their culture, recounted their history, and pictured their world - a world which, in their view, was one of love and defeat and uncertainty, demanding faith, bravery, and wit. In his award-winning "Passing the Time in Ballymenone", Henry Glassie set out to write a comprehensive ethnography of the community. Now, after decades of work in Asia, in Turkey and Bangladesh, in India and Japan, Glassie has returned to Ireland, using his skills as an observer, a listener, a writer, in an effort to understand how poor people in rural places suffer and laugh and carry on while history happens. Glassie's task in "The Stars of Ballymenone" is to set the scene, to sketch the backdrop and clear the stage, so that Hugh Nolan and Michael Boyle, Peter Flanagan, Ellen Cutler, and their neighbours can tell their own tale. "The Stars of Ballymenone" is an integrated analysis of the complete repertory of verbal art from a community where storytelling and singing of quality remained a part of daily life. The book includes a CD so the voices of Ballymenone can be heard at last.
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Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780253347176
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0253347173
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. * This item is printed on demand * Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97802533471761.0
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110253347173
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0253347173