Entries from January 2009

Part Three: The Land of Cokaygne by Friar Michael of Kildare, c.1305

Published on January 25th, 2009 by Malachi

Herewith, as promised, Part Three of my introduction to the “Land of Cokaygne”: The Book of Kildare, or Harley 913,however much of it is actually authored by Friar Michael himself– is clearly the lively digest and compilation of a lively Irish mind. Friar Michael is located almost exactly equidistant on time’s continuum between two other […]

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PART TWO: The Land of Cokaygne, by Friar Michael of Kildare

Published on January 24th, 2009 by Malachi

Yesterday I posted the first part of my introduction to the “Land of Cokaygne”. Herewith and hereunder, please find Part Two. And do let me know if you have any questions or observations. “The contagious ‘poverty’ conflict quickly spread to Ireland, where it took on an added nationalistic (Irish v. English) flavor. In the most […]

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“The Land of Cokaygne” by Friar Michael of Kildare, c.1305 –the first poem, a satire, written in English in Ireland.

Published on January 22nd, 2009 by Malachi

[ I notice that my tech-wizard, website-designing daughter Sion is currently high-lighting in this website this book that I put out in December 2001.] Let me say that I have not sold 100 copies of it in the intervening seven years –it took me the best part of a year to complete the research, write […]

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