Passing the Time in Ballymenone: Culture and History of an Ulster Community

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Indiana University Press, 1995 - History - 852 pages
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"This is an extraordinary book." —Progress in Human Geography

"... fresh and fascinating." —Come-All-Ye

"... an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book.... it is about the effort of one man to find for himself and us the life's breath of the people of Ballymenone.... It is certainly a remarkable tour de force." —Emmet Larkin, New York Times Book Review

The life and art, the folklore, history, and common work of a rural community in Northern Ireland—through the eyes and pen of gifted folklorist Henry Glassie. It is a classic in the fullest sense, reaching beyond folklore to all of humanity.

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“Passing the time” is not wasting time; rather, it is a vitally important way of spending meaningful time with others, of achieving and maintaining community. Such is part of the message of Henry ... Read full review

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“Passing the time” is not wasting time; rather, it is a vitally important way of spending meaningful time with others, of achieving and maintaining community. Such is part of the message of Henry ... Read full review

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HENRY GLASSIE is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University.

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