Dream Angus

Dream Angus

The Celtic God Of Dreams

eBook - 2012
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Short stories inspired by the ancient Celtic god of love and youth, from the New York Times-bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Angus is one of the earliest Celtic deities and one of the most cherished to this day. Like an even more handsome combination of Apollo and Eros, he is the god of love, youth, and beauty. Just the sight of him has made people fall in love, and he has the power to reveal a person's true love in a dream, if asked politely. Alexander McCall Smith has turned his storytelling talents to crafting a collection of short fiction from this Irish mythology. Five contemporary fables of love lost and found unfold alongside Angus's search for the beautiful Cař, the swan maiden he met in his dreams. McCall Smith mesmerizingly unites reality and dreams, today and the ancient past, leaving the reader to wonder: what is life but the pursuit of dreams?
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9780802194220


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The Celtic myth of Dream Angus, a god of love, youth, and beauty--and the bringer of dreams--is retold in this short fantasy novel.

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forbesrachel Apr 06, 2013

Angus is a god that is kind and loves all, and although the story is about him, it focuses just as much on those he helps and cares for. Following each of his passages is a corresponding one that reflects on the theme of the previous (the talk of Angus' brother is followed by that of another set of brothers he helps). The passages differ in that the ones on Angus are about his past, while the ones about others are about Angus in the modern world. For those that know nothing of this god, there is a brief introduction that is helpful, although it is not necessary to know anything about Celtic myth to understand and enjoy this story.

q22 Oct 22, 2011

Interesting diversion for McCall Smith, from his regular writings. I had more vivid and interesting dreams when I was reading this lite and somewhat dark tale.


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