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Merriman, Brian 1747?-1805

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Works: 42 works in 184 publications in 7 languages and 2,327 library holdings
Genres: Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PB1398.M4, 891.6213
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The midnight court = Cúirt an mheán oíche : a critical edition by Brian Merriman( Book )
72 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 576 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 : a rhythmical bacchanalia from the Irish by Brian Merriman( Book )
20 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Master poet, storyteller and translator Ciaran Carson has great fun with this eighteenth-century erotic masterpiece, which deals with the topic of repression, sexual and otherwise. The Midnight Court has been called one of the greatest comic works of literature, and certainly the greatest comic poem ever written in Ireland. --Seán Ó TuamaThe story is an aisling--a Gaelic literary genre, in which a poet wanders and meets a beautiful fairy woman who is ultimately identified as Ireland herself, prophesying the return of her power--but this is an aisling stood on its head. As Carson explains: Merriman subverted all that. His fairy woman is not beautiful, but a threatening monster. The vision that she discloses is not of a future paradise, but a present reality ... The protagonists of the 'Court, ' including 'Merriman' himself, are ghosts, summoned into being by language; they are figments of the imagination. In the 'Court' the language itself is continually interrogated and Merriman is the great illusionist, continually spiriting words into another dimension. --Wake Forest University Press
The midnight court and the adventures of a luckless fellow by Brian Merriman( Book )
19 editions published between 1926 and 1982 in English and held by 245 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 115 libraries worldwide
The man who talked babytalk by Brian Merriman( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The midnight court by Brian Merriman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 46 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 libraries worldwide
The midnight verdict by Seamus Heaney( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
<Div>Translations from the Irish of Brian Merriman (c.1745-1805) and from the Metamorphoses of Ovid 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 Cúirt an Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) 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 classic Irish poem.</div>
Mediae noctis consilium by Brian Merriman( Book )
8 editions published between 1800 and 1893 in 3 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Le tribunal de minuit by Brian Merriman( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 9 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 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 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 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 libraries worldwide
Buraian meriman mayonaka no hōtei : jūhasseiki airurandogoshi no shihō ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Taisbeán tas Brian Merriman ... 1968 by Ennis( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in Irish and held by 3 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 libraries worldwide
Cúirt an mheán oı́che. Curtha in eagar ag Dáithı́ ó hUaithne; réamhrá ag Seán ó Tuama by Brian Merriman( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in Undetermined and Irish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The midnight court by Brian Merriman( Article )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Giolla Meidhre, Brian Mac 1747?-1805
Mac Giolla Meidhre, Brian 1747?-1805
MacGiolla Meidhre, Brian 1747?-1805
Merriman, Brian 1747?-1805
Merriman, Brian 1757-1808?
Merryman, Brian 1747?-1805
Merryman, Bryan
Merryman, Bryan 1747?-1805
Merryman, Bryan 1757-1808?
Languages
English (116)
Irish (37)
Latin (4)
French (2)
Scottish Gaelic (2)
Japanese (2)
Ga (1)
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