‘An Colm Bán’ by Liam Ó Muirthile – a good choice for your book club! 1 October 2014 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Tá áthas orainn gur roghnaíodh An Colm Bán do chlub leabhar Aonad na Gaeilge sa Choimisiún Eorpach!

Is cinnte go spreagfaidh sé plé spéisiúil do bhaill an chlub. Féach míreanna ó léirmheasanna ar an leabhar iontach seo:‘Situated in Paris and straddling two historical periods, the early-1900s and the early 21st century, Ó Muirthile has gone in search of a real and engaging narrative about a woman (Nóra Buckley) who loves to dance… Ó Muirthile has walked the tightrope between the known and the unknown that fashions great fiction. In doing so, he has achieved what many people had deemed impossible; he has re-located the Irish language and its people back in the cultural fulcrum of the European imaginary once more… a novel of the highest order.’ – Micheál Ó hAodha, The Irish Times 11 April, 2014. Léigh an léirmheas ina iomlán anseo>>

‘Ó Muirthile successfully conveys Elizabeth Bowen’s world and style in Irish, the ambience of Paris and the folklore of West Cork. ‘Banríon an Tobair’ (the queen of the well’) is a beautiful folktale that can be read alone, as can many of the chapters in An Colm Bán – so much so that for the first few chapters I wondered whether this was a collection of stand-alone essays, memoirs and stories. Once Nora entered, the novel tensed, but I did look forward to suspending the suspense of the storyline so that I could, unhindered, enjoy Ó Muirthile’s poetic prose and rich contemporary vocabulary with help from Foclóir Uí Dhónaill.’ – Caitríona MacKernan in Books Ireland, September/October issue.

Labhraíonn an t-údar féin faoin leabhar anseo.

An Colm Bán le fáil sna siopaí agus ar líne.
Praghas: €14 (bog) €20 (crua)

Féach teidil eile le Liam Ó Muirthile anseo.

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