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"Near St. Mullins is John Ennis's eleventh book of poetry. This collection, without recourse to original texts or previous translations or versions, speaks of the fate of Suibhne Gelt, a quick-tempered, violent Irish king whose mortal body was changed by St. Ronan into a bird condemned to wander forever through Ireland without family, clan or friend, in retribution for one"Near St. Mullins is John Ennis's eleventh book of poetry. This collection, without recourse to original texts or previous translations or versions, speaks of the fate of Suibhne Gelt, a quick-tempered, violent Irish king whose mortal body was changed by St. Ronan into a bird condemned to wander forever through Ireland without family, clan or friend, in retribution for one particular crime: the murder by the king of one of Ronan's psalmists. A quarrel between Ronan and Suibhne (over the latter's refusal to gift land for a Church site) came to a head as Suibhne was on his way to fight at the Battle of Moira." This particular collection focuses and enlarges on some of the aspects of the original: the physical metamorphosis of Suibhne's altered state; his relationship to Moling; his plight of loneliness and social rejection; his severance from his partner, Eorann, and their children; the poisonous tongue of the mill-hag which blights all hope of familial reconciliation; Suibhne's prolonged wanderings and finally his individual resolve....

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ISBN : 9781901233889
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 78 Pages
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