The Dirty Dust: Cré Na Cille

byMáirtín Ó CadhainTranslated byAlan Titley

Hardcover | March 24, 2015

The Dirty Dust: Cré Na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain
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Now available in paperback, the original English-language translation of Ó Cadhain’s raucous masterpiece

Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s irresistible and infamous novel The Dirty Dust is consistently ranked as the most important prose work in modern Irish, yet no translation for English-language readers has ever before been published. Alan Titley’s vigorous new translation, full of the brio and guts of Ó Cadhain’s original, at last brings the pleasures of this great satiric novel to the far wider audience it deserves.
 
In The Dirty Dust all characters lie dead in their graves. This, however, does not impair their banter or their appetite for news of aboveground happenings from the recently arrived. Told entirely in dialogue, Ó Cadhain’s daring novel listens in on the gossip, rumors, backbiting, complaining, and obsessing of the local community. In the afterlife, it seems, the same old life goes on beneath the sod. Only nothing can be done about it—apart from talk. In this merciless yet comical portrayal of a closely bound community, Ó Cadhain remains keenly attuned to the absurdity of human behavior, the lilt of Irish gab, and the nasty, deceptive magic of human connection.
Title:The Dirty Dust: Cré Na CilleFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:328 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 1.13 inShipping dimensions:328 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 1.13 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300198493

ISBN - 13:9780300198492

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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