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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The goat is crowned king — they say the tinkers choose their king there, too, but
that of course is done in secret. The town is wide open, they say. It's the last of the
goat festivals: Greece, Spain, Scotland, England — the last. I was making a ...
Is there anything here? he asked. Well, you know, Mr. Cross, said the Sergeant.
There's only the Railway Hotel; and as for that, they're four and six men now in
every room in town. You know how it is in Puck? he said, ma'am? What have they
"There's none in the town," he said. "Owen Cross, at Valen- tia, has one. Well,
now. There's girls go up to Dublin for a typist course and come back, and there's
no machine, if they did get work." The bell was ringing for my call. As I went into
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Esta1923 - 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 ... Read full review
The orgy: an Irish journey of passion and transformationUser Review - Not Available - 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 ... Read full review