Carson, Ciaran 1948-
Most widely held works about Ciaran Carson
Most widely held works by Ciaran Carson
The Táin : a new translation of the Táin bó Cúailnge ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
A new translation of the eighth-century Irish epic, Tìn B ̤Ca︢ilnge, is a sprawling mythic tale of the legendary warrior, Cu Chl︢ainn, and his battle against the invading army of Connacht over the fabled Brown Bull of Cooley.
Shamrock tea by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Shamrock Tea is an Irish drug that enables its users to see things not given to ordinary mortals. They can sense colours and sounds more vividly; they can penetrate the surface of paintings; they can cross time. The narrator, his cousin and a strange Belgian friend know that their lives are ruled mysteriously by the great van Eyck painting, The Arnolfini Portrait, and they have travelled in dream like moments through the painting into other times. They discover that each moment is connected to every other. But in the strange world of Shamrock Tea, no story can be straightforward. With a cast of characters that includes the gardener Ludwig Wittgenstein, this book will blow your mind.
Last night's fun : in and out of time with Irish music by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Ciaran Carson's Last Night's Fun is a sparkling celebration of Irish music and life that is itself a literary performance of the highest order. Each chapter takes the title of a traditional tune, and as in a session played by brilliant improvising musicians, each tune leads into another, melodies and variations weaving in and out in a haze of talk and memory. Carson's inspired jumble of recording history, poetry, tall tales, and polemic captures the sound and vigor of a.
The inferno of Dante Alighieri : a new translation by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
The Inferno, the first volume of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, is an imaginative tour de force. In this celebrated work -- widely considered to be one of the greatest in the Western canon -- Dante's literary hero Virgil guides him through Hell, showing him the inhabitants of each of its nine circles and examples of the divine justice meted out to them. Originally written in colloquial Italian, The Inferno was intended by Dante as a poem for the common reader. In his new translation, Ciaran Carson has constructed a version that is suffused with wit, anger and irreverent vigor. Carson, an award-winning Irish poet, accents his Inferno with vivid Hiberno-English idioms, drawing on the Irish poetic and balladmaking tradition to create rhymes that sparkle and stimulate. Carson's swift intelligence never diminishes the pathos of the original, however, and Dante's visions of Hell -- and his pity for some of the damned -- shine through undimmed. This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation. Remarkably inventive, Carson's Inferno is deserving of comparison with Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid.
The star factory by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
For all we know by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"Shortly after a man and a woman meet for the first time in a second-hand clothes shop in Belfast, a bomb goes off. It is some time in the 1970s. They become lovers. For All We Know is their story, told in the recent past: a meditation on love, place, memory, loss and language, how people know each other, misunderstand each other, or translate each other, not to mention the events and circumstances which are beyond their control." "Gesturing towards a conventional sonnet sequence - the poems consist of fourteen lines, or multiples thereof, in lines of fourteen syllables - Ciaran Carson's novelistic book also references film noir, Cold War thriller, fairy story, and the art of the fugue. In its uncanny music, repercussions and reprises, its mysterious unfolding of what happened or what might have been in Paris and Dresden (or was it Berlin?), For All We Know is a sequence of poems like nothing you've ever read before."--BOOK JACKET.
Belfast confetti by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 324 libraries worldwide
The Irish for no by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Opera et cetera by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 libraries worldwide
The new estate by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Fishing for amber : a long story by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Ciaran Carson : selected poems by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
First language : poems by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
The twelfth of never by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Breaking news by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Collected poems by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Ciaran Carson's 'Collected Poems', published on the occasion of his 60th birthday, gathers work from eight collections.
The midnight court : a new translation of "Cúirt an mheán oíche" by Brian Merriman by Brian Merriman ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
First language by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
On the night watch by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
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Until before after by Ciaran Carson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Abish, Walter Adaptations American literature Authors, Irish Bachelors Biography Carson, Ciaran,--1948- City and town life Collections Columba,--Saint,--521-597 Conrad, Joseph,--1857-1924 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cuchulain (Legendary character) English literature English poetry English poetry--Irish authors English-speaking countries Epic literature, Irish Epic poetry, Italian Existentialism Fantasy fiction, English Fiction Folk music Hell Heroes Historical poetry, English Homes Intellectual life Ireland Irish poetry Legends Lewis, Wyndham,--1882-1957 Literature Literature and society Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Medb (Legendary character) Mythology, Celtic Northern Ireland Northern Ireland--Belfast Poetry Poetry Poets, Irish Pound, Ezra,--1885-1972 Sonnets, English Sonnets, French Storytelling Tales Terrorism Translations
Ciaran Carson lived1948キアラン・カーソン