CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Peter Alderson Smith, W. B. Yeats and the Tribes of Danu: Three Views of Irelands Fairies Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

3-1-1988

Publication Title

Irish Literary Supplement

ISSN

0733-3390

Volume

7

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

Excerpt

This is a very ambitious work, in which the author seeks to 1) present early Irish beliefs concerning the Tuatha De Danann (Tribes of the Goddess Danu) as revealed in medieval Irish literary tradition; 2) describe the modern (19th- and 20th-century) Irish folk beliefs concerning the fairies, thought to derive from the Tuatha De Danann; and 3) investigate the changes in W.B. Yeats’s views of the Otherworld between his writing of The Countess Cathleen and the publication of Responsibilities.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4966-1251

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