Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa

Book - 1990
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McMillan Palgrave

It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after twenty-five years, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister. In depicting two days in the life of this menage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are nonetheless a part.



Publisher: London : Faber, 1990
ISBN: 9780571144792
0571144799
Branch Call Number: 822 FRIEL
Characteristics: 71 pages ; 20 cm

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