Emerald Magic

Emerald Magic

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Though the Emerald Isle is no stranger to tales of the fantastic, most of the fantasy works dealing with Ireland have limited themselves to either ancient history / Celtic legends and more, sentimental tales of wee folk, or ghostly tales of hauntings in old deserted castles. Needless to say, there is more to the history and culture of Ireland than the sort of entertainment fare popularised each year. Emerald Magic presents the entire cavalcade of Eire from its earliest beginnings right up to the current climate that has produced such popular phenomenon's as the rock band U2 and the novels of Roddy Doyle as the backdrop for a collection of all new stories of the fantastic
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.8 x 33mm | 680.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765305046
  • 9780765305046

About Andrew M. Greeley

A native of Chicago, Reverend Andrew M. Greeley, is a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author. He is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as Research Associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His current sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church-including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics.
Father Greeley received the S.T.L. in 1954 from St. Mary of Lake Seminary. His graduate work was done at the University of Chicago, where he received the M.A. Degree in 1961 and the Ph.D. in 1962.
Father Greeley has written scores of books and hundreds of popular and scholarly articles on a variety of issues in sociology, education and religion. His column on political, church and social issues is carried by the carried by the "Chicago Sun Times" and may other newspapers. He stimulates discussion of neglected issues and often anticipates sociological trends. He is the author of more than thirty bestselling novels and an autobiography, "Furthermore!: Confessions of a Parish Priest."
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