Passing the Time in Ballymenone

Passing the Time in Ballymenone

Henry Glassie
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/22/1995
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20987-0
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Winner of the Chicago Folklore PrizeWinner of the Haney Prize in the Social Sciences

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.

Author Bio

HENRY GLASSIE is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University.

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Table of Contents

Part One: A Territory of Wits
1. Crossing Drumbargy Brae
2. Silence, Speech, Story, Song
Part Two: Saint Febor, Black Francis, and the Performance of History
3. Ceili at Flanagans’
4. The Next Day
5. Late Harvest
Part Three: Saints
6. Sacred Beginnings
7. Saints at War
Part Four: Battles
8. The Ford
9. Mackan Hill
10. The Band
11. Saints at Work
Part Five: Working the Land
12. Plans and Snags
13. Home
14. Clay
15. Moss
16. Bog
Part Six: Patterns of Historical Action
17. The Man Who Would not Carry Hay
18. The Days of the Landlords
19. The Famine
Part Seven: Enough and a Little Bit More
20. Butter
21. Brick
Part Eight: A Place on The Holy Land
22. Humanity
23. Society
24. Space
25. Time
26. Life
Part Nine: The Topography of Past Time
27. Ballymenone’s Terrain
28. A Chronicle
29. Culture
30. History
31. The Idea of Place
part Ten: Stars
32. The Star’s Nature
33. Quiet