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The destruction of Da Derga's hostel : kingship and narrative artistry in a mediaeval Irish saga

Author: Ralph O'Connor
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the strange world of Irish sagas. It offers a systematic literary analysis of any single native Irish saga and presents an analysis of the finest of the sagas, 'The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel'. The reader is invited to not only understand this and other Irish sagas, but also to enjoy them as literature.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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O'Connor, Ralph.
Destruction of Da Derga's hostel.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)806014740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph O'Connor
ISBN: 9780191649431 0191649430 9780199666133 019966613X 9781299397347 1299397344
OCLC Number: 834616029
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 386 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Note on quotations ; List of illustrations ; Introduction ; 1. The text and its authors; or, how to write a saga ; 2. A child of the Otherworld ; 3. The plunderers' dilemma ; 4. The road to Da Derga's Hostel ; 5. The house of death ; 6. The perfect spy ; 7. Sovereignty shattered ; 8. The Latin dimension: classical and biblical influence ; 9. Conaire, Saul, and sacred kingship ; 10. The message of the Togail: tract or tragedy? ; 11. Afterword: reading the Togail
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