As a result, some sixty years ago, much of the intelligence and charm of these people is due to the absence of any division of labour, and to the correspondingly wide development of each individual, whose varied knowledge and skill necessitates a considerable... The Aran IslandsNo preview available
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Nicholas Daly - Literary Criticism - 2000
...the aesthetic idea of a wholeness of life lost in modernization. This makes of them natural artists: It is likely that much of the intelligence and charm...activity of mind. Each man can speak two languages . . . His work changes with the seasons in a way that keeps him free of the dulness that comes to people...