“Too Much Knowledge of the Other World”: Women and Nineteenth-Century Irish Folktales

  title={“Too Much Knowledge of the Other World”: Women and Nineteenth-Century Irish Folktales},
  author={Kathleen Vejvoda},
  journal={Victorian Literature and Culture},
  pages={41 - 61}
The IRISH literary revival of the 1880s and 90s, also known as the Irish Renaissance or Celtic Twilight, was largely inspired by an interest in folklore. While the best known Irish folklore collections remain those by key figures in this movement such as Douglas Hyde, W. B. Yeats, and Lady Augusta Gregory, the popular appetite for Irish folklore had in fact been strong throughout the nineteenth century. This essay examines Thomas Crofton Croker's Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of… 
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