Ein irisches Schmähgedicht aus dem 19. Jahrhundert

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Title: Ein irisches Schmähgedicht aus dem 19. Jahrhundert
Authors: Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9796
Date: Aug-2009
Online since: 2019-04-03T11:38:31Z
Abstract: This paper presents a critical edition of a poem beginning A lucht iúil n Mumhan maorga which, according to its accompanying heading, was composed by Peadar (Peattair) Ó Longáin (b. 1801) from Cork. Only one copy appears to have survived, i.e. that in RIA MS 941 (23 C 10). The poem’s sardonic tone is reminiscent of the seventeenth-century anonymous prose composition Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis, or ‘TheParliament of Clann Tomáis’,and it echoes a continuing underlying theme in the latter work, i.e. the downfall of the native mandarin class and a concomitant loss of native learning. The object of the poet’s scathing tongue is identified in line twenty-eight as Ribeart an méirleach, or ‘Robert the villain’, a representative of a boorish peasant class who slavishly apes an English-orientated gentry.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Curach Bhán Publications
Keywords: Peadar (Peattair) Ó LongáinMunsterEighteenth century poetry
Language: de
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Hemprich, G. (ed.). Festgabe für Hildegard L.C. Tristram überreicht von Studenten, Kollegen und Freunden des ehemaligen Faches Keltologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
ISBN: 978-3-942002-00-4
Appears in Collections:Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore Research Collection

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