Proverbs in Irish grants the reader a look into the vast and rich world of aphoristic Irish folk-wisdom, as vibrant today as they were then. Chosen on the basis of relevance in the modern context, universality, frequency of usage, and cultural relevance, the book is organised by an array of themes, from Anger, Beauty and Marriage to Foolishness, Silence and Treachery. A must have at home or abroad.
Garry Bannister attended Trinity College Dublin where he studied Irish and Russian. On receiving a scholarship, he went to Moscow State University where he graduated with an MA in Russian language and literature and subsequently helped set up the first Department of Modern Irish. Bannister s main interest today is the Irish language and its literature. He has many publications in this area and teaches at St Columba s College, Dublin. He is an acknowledged expert of 20th Century Irish and the editor of Tesáras Gearr Gailge Béarla and the English Irish Learner s Dictionary. Kiss my... A Dictionary of Irish-English Slang (97818480405202) was published by New Island in paperback in March 2016.
Contains Gaelic expressions explained in English.
19.8 x 3.5 x 13.2 cm
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1 Mar. 2017
New Island Books