This is the original Cré na Cille in Irish.
A new deluxe edition in hardback of the original text of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s classic novel Cré na Cille featuring new illustrations by the Inis Mór artist Seán Ó Flaithearta.
The story unfolds almost entirely in dialogue as the newly dead arrive in the graveyard, bringing news of recent local happenings to those already confined in their coffins. Avalanches of gossip, back-biting, flirting, feuds, and scandal-mongering ensue, while the absurdity of human nature becomes ever clearer.
A perfect synthesis of style and subject.
– The Guardian
Among the best books to come out of Ireland in the 20th century.
– The Independent
The Irish novel that’s so good people were scared to translate it.
– The New Yorker