I and the Village

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Mercier, 2002 - Poetry - 78 pages
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In this collection, Gabriel Fitzmaurice sings of his native Kerry, finding in the places and people around him, and in everyday occurrences, themes of universal importance. He casts his unerring eye on his relationships with friends, neighbours and the wider world, shedding light on the eternal subjects of love and loss. Drawing inspiration from folklore and ballad-singing, he brings new life to traditional rhyming forms and to the spoken language of his country.

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About the author (2002)

GABRIEL FIRZMAURICE was born in 1952, in Moyvane, County Kerry where he still lives. For over thirty years he taught in the local primary school, from which he retired as principal in 2007. He is the author of more than fifty books, including collections of poetry in both English and Irish, as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from Irish into English and has edited a number of poetry anthologies in both languages. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on education and the arts.

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