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Celtic Twilight

William Butler Yeats

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I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, and to show in a vision something of the face of Ireland to any of my own people who would look where I bid them. I have therefore written down accurately and candidly much that I have heard and seen, and, except by way of commentary, nothing that I have merely imagined. Many of the tales in this book were told me by one Paddy Flynn, a little bright-eyed old man, who lived in a leaky and one-roomed cabin in the village of Ballisodare. He was a great teller of tales, and unlike our common romancers, knew how to empty heaven, hell, and purgatory, faeryland and earth, to people his stories. He did not live in a shrunken world, but knew of no less ample circumstance than did Homer himself. Perhaps the Gaelic people shall by his like bring back again the ancient simplicity and amplitude of imagination. Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet. (W. B. Yeats)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:47