Fishing for Amber

Fishing for Amber These stories rework myths and fables It is in form a kind of magic alphabet from A to Z with the subjects drawn from chillingly comic Irish fairy tales from Ovid s Metamorphoses and from the hist

  • Title: Fishing for Amber
  • Author: Ciaran Carson
  • ISBN: 9781862073029
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Hardcover
  • These stories rework myths and fables It is, in form, a kind of magic alphabet, from A to Z, with the subjects drawn from chillingly comic Irish fairy tales from Ovid s Metamorphoses and from the history of the Dutch Golden Age.

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    About "Ciaran Carson"

    1. Ciaran Carson

      Ciaran Gerard Carson was born in 1948 in Belfast and educated at The Queen s University, Belfast He knows intimately not only the urban Belfast in which he was raised as a native Irish speaker, but also the traditions of rural Ireland A traditional musician and a scholar of the Irish oral traditional, Carson was long the Traditional Arts Officer of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and is a flutist, tinwhistler, and singer He is Chair of Poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre for poetry at Queen s University, Belfast He is married to fiddle player Deirdre Shannon, and has three children.He is author of over a dozen volumes of poetry, as well as translations of the T in and of Dante s Inferno, and novels, non fiction, and a guide to traditional Irish music Carson won an Eric Gregory Award in 1978.


    1. I was torn between 3 and 4 stars for this book. I really wanted to give it 4, but for some reason just couldn't. It seemed like it never quite reached the book that it COULD have been. I appreciate Carson's breadth of knowledge and his skills of weaving together the different stories, but I feel like it could have been a better book. The thin plot that held the stories together was just too thin (though I'm sure it was supposed to be thin, I still think it was too thin) - just a way to tell the [...]

    2. Here's a book I came predisposed to like, read with some enjoyment, and yet many times put down the book – totally bored. Carson's learning and research shows, as does his flair and interest in layered, Shaharazad storytelling, but the hook here – his father's memory, essentially – is far too weak to motivate an interest proper in the conflated labyrinth of tale-tellers, paintings, herbology, mythology, and other thematized odds and ends.

    3. In 'Fishing for Amber', his alphabetically ordered yet delightfully unclassifiable tapestry of Irish stories, Dutch history and Ovidian metamorphoses, Ciaran Carson discusses the four Dutch words for horizon. It is a rare instance where English, usually lousy with synonyms, has only one option, whereas Dutch, which tends to make up for a lack of vocabulary with idiomatic expressions, boasts no less than four.Read the full post: brnrd/blog/archive/2013/02/23

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