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Cré na Cille (Eagrán Nua)

By Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Cló Iar-Chonnacht

This is the original Cré na Cille in Irish. 

A new deluxe edition in hardback of the original text of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's classic novel Cré na Cille featuring new illustraitons by the Inis Mór aritst Seán Ó Flaithearta. 

The story unfolds almost entirely in dialogue as the newly dead arrive in the graveyard, bringing news of recent local happenings to those already confined in their coffins. Avalanches of gossip, back-biting, flirting, feuds, and scandal-mongering ensue, while the absurdity of human nature becomes ever clearer.

 

A perfect synthesis of style and subject.

– The Guardian

 

Among the best books to come out of Ireland in the 20th century.

– The Independent

 

The Irish novel that’s so good people were scared to translate it.

– The New Yorker

Éist le nó íoslódáil míreanna An Béal Beo.

Praghas: €25.00

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First Flush, Books Ireland, Márta / Aibreán 2017

Ó Cadhain has been described as the Joyce of the Irish language and this book is his classic. After recent translations, this irreverent satire is republished in its original language.