The Orgy: An Irish Journey of Passion and Transformation

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Wesleyan University Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 141 pages
Those who have traveled know the experience of extended time and sharpened perception. Muriel Rukeyser's account of 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. With a preface by Sharon Olds.

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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

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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

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Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) is one of our country's most influential yet overlooked writers. She published fifteen collections of poetry, plays, translations, children's books, and several works of nonfiction. Her "toys of fame" include the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Copernicus Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Memorial Award. From 1975-1976, she served as president of P.E.N. American Center.

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