An Bhrachlainn Mhór – Scéalta

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Tomas Ó Flaithearta

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Scéalta iad seo a chuireann síos ar thragóidí agus ar ghreann, ar an gcontúirt a ghabhann le saothrú na beatha ón bhfarraige agus ar ghaisciúlacht mhuintir Oileáin Árann. Cuireann an t-údar síos go báúil ar chruatan a phobail dhúchais agus ní sheachnaíonn sé cruacheisteanna. Bhí dearcadh cineálta, tuisceanach ag an bhFlaitheartach ar ainmhithe agus ar éanlaith freisin.

Scríbhneoir paiteanta Gaeilge agus Béarla ab ea Tomás Ó Flaithearta (1890-1936) as Inis Mór, ar nós a dheartháir Liam, an scríbhneoir.

Tá an t-eagrán seo in eagar ag Éamon Ó Ciosáin, údar An t-Éireannach 1934-37: páipéar sóisialach Gaeltachta’ (1993), stair an pháipéir nuachta Gaeilge a raibh Tomás Ó Flaithearta páirteach ina bhunú. Tá altanna foilsithe aige ar stair na meán chumarsáide Gaeilge, ar Mháiréad Ní Ghráda agus ar Dhiarmaid Ó Súilleabháin, ar imirce na nGael chun na Fraince agus na Briotáine sa 17ú agus 18ú aois. Cnuasaigh aistriúcháin ar nualitríocht Ghaeilge foilsithe aige as Fraincis agus as Briotáinis, chomh maith le leaganacha Gaeilge de fhilíocht ón mBriotáinis. Ba chomhúdar é le Loeiz Andouard ar Foclóir Gaeilge-Briotáinis (1987).

An Bhrachlainn Mhór, is a new edition of Ó Flaithearta’s short stories, edited by Éamon Ó Ciosáin and published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht. This volume contains some previously published stories in Irish and a story in English, ‘Riders to the Sea’, as well as stories and an unfinished novel which remained in manuscript after his death. They tell of island life, its tragedy and humorous moments, the fierce struggle of fishermen and small farmers eking out a living in the face of the elements. O’Flaherty describes his native community sympathetically and wrote from intimate knowledge of social customs, emigration, fishing and wildlife.

This collection of short stories by Tomás Ó Flaithearta is prefaced by Seosamh Ó Cuaig and includes an essay on O’Flaherty by his nephew, the writer and well-known Inishmore journalist Breandán Ó hEithir (1930 – 1990).

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Weight 236 g
Dimensions 217 × 140 × 11 mm

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