The Orgy: An Irish Journey of Passion and Transformation
Those who have traveled know the experience of extended time and sharpened perception. Muriel Rukeyser’s account of Ireland's Puck Fair, the last existing pagan festival of the goat, captures just that state of consciousness. Set in County Kerry, Ireland, The Orgy evokes this great American poet’s journey of sensual and psychological transformation in the midst of a lush account of Irish culture and tradition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is a highly personal account of the author's attendance at a 3-day horse fair in Ireland. It is far more. . .homage to Puck, in the form of a goat; drinking to the extreme, throngs of visitors walking thru dung-infused mud, fights and yet a certain amount of cultural connections. (A book long unread on my shelf. The book jacket shows the goat: crowned with bells, hoisted up to a makeshift tower. Gypsy children pose in their new clothes and a young man is dancing.It is a better cover than one shown here.)
The orgy: an Irish journey of passion and transformationUser Review - Book Verdict
Though receiving high praise from critics when initially published in 1965, this novel nonetheless soon went out of print. Set in Ireland's County Kerry during the pagan Puck Fair, the plot offers up large doses of human sexuality. This edition is based on the corrected text version that was published a few years after the original.