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Merriman, Brian 1747?-1805

Overview
Works: 64 works in 241 publications in 10 languages and 2,416 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, wat
Classifications: PB1398.M4, 891.6213
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The midnight court : a rhythmical bacchanalia from the Irish by Brian Merriman( Book )

119 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a racy, word-rich, bawdy poem; full of uncompromising language and attitudes which have earned it increasing admiration and popularity since it was first composed by Brian Merriman in 1780. The bachelor uninterested in marriage and the aged bone-cold married man, the spouse-hunting lady and the dissatisfied spinster: the celebration of a woman's right to sex and marriage; disapproval of clerical celibacy--all these elements form part of the subject-matter of 'The Midnight Court'. Years ago, few speakers of Irish were without some knowledge of this full-blooded piece of literature, while very many people could recite the entire thousand and more lines of 'The Midnight Court' in the version popular in their own area. It is one of the most interesting as well as entertaining survivals of the literature of Gaelic Ireland in the Penal times where humour, irony, literary tradition and sense of proportion had not fallen victims to oppression and humiliation. The translation supplied with this edition of Merriman's poem is an endeavour to come as near as possible to the rural expression and attitudes which are part and parcel of the style of the original. Although actual use of dialect is avoided, the translator has used words and modes of exprsession occasionally which are found in English as spoken in the Irish countryside"--Publisher's description, back cover
The midnight court and the adventures of a luckless fellow by Brian Merriman( Book )

20 editions published between 1926 and 1982 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The midnight court. Cúirt an mheadhon oidhche by Brian Merriman( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who talked babytalk by Brian Merriman( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The midnight court by Brian Merriman( Recording )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth century Irish poem set in a court room in which an old man and a young woman present their cases concerning marriage. The woman claims that the men of Ireland refuse to marry and the old man defends this by describing the horrors of marriage
Cúirt an ṁeaḋon oiḋċe by Brian Merriman( Book )

4 editions published in 1912 in Irish and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The midnight verdict by Seamus Heaney( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each of the translations in this book can be read for its own sake or as part of a triptych. By setting excerpts of Brian Merriman's Cuirt an Mhean Oiche within the acoustic of a classical myth (the story of Orpheus and Eurydice), Seamus Heaney provides a new and illuminating context for the eighteenth century Irish poem. For this paperback reissue, the poet has made some revisions in the text of the original Gallery Press edition."--Jacket
Mediae noctis consilium by Brian Merriman( Book )

9 editions published between 1800 and 1893 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le tribunal de minuit by Brian Merriman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Première publication intégrale en France de ce texte écrit en 1780 et célèbre en Irlande
Cuirt an mheadhoin oidche. The midnight court by Brian Merriman( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cúirt an mheadhóin oidhche le Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre (1780). The midnight court ... specially prepared for the use of schools by Brian Merriman( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in Irish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Mitternachtsgericht = (Cúirt an mhean-oíche) by Brian Merriman( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cúirt an Mheadhóin Oidhche: by Brian Merriman( Book )

3 editions published between 1893 and 1909 in Irish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotaí as Cúirt an mheadhon-oidhche, maille le nótaí le Conall Cearnach by Brian Merriman( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in Irish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediae noctis consilium : Cúirt an Mheadóin Oidhche by Brian Merriman( Book )

3 editions published between 1909 and 1912 in Irish and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Midnight Court. A rhythmical bacchanalia ... (Further poems.) Translated by Frank O'Connor by Brian Merriman( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cúirt an mheadhóin oidhghe : ein komisches epos in vulgäririscher sprache by Brian Merriman( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in Irish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Midnight Court ... Newly translated ... by David Marcus by Brian Merriman( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eirebrushed" ; and "Wretched little brat" : two plays by Brian Merriman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre

Brian Merriman

Brian Merriman Irish poet

Giolla Meidhre Brian Mac 1747?-1805

Giolla Meidhre, Brian Mac,‏ ca. 1747-1805‏

Mac Giolla Meidhre Brian 1747?-1805

Mac Giolla Meidhre, Brian ca. 1747-1805

MacGiolla Meidhre Brian 1747?-1805

MacGiolla Meidhre, Brian ca. 1747-1805

Meidhre Brian Mac Giolla 1747?-1805

Merriman, Brian 1747?-1805

Merriman, Brian 1757-1808?

Merryman, Brian 1747?-1805

Merryman, Brian,‏ ca. 1747-1805

Merryman Bryan 1747?-1805

Merryman, Bryan 1757-1808?

Merryman, Bryan,‏ ca. 1747-1805

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The midnight verdict