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How are things in Gort na Cloca Mora?

I'm reading The Crock of Gold by James Stephens. I've had the book for years, even started it once. Couldn't get through it. Too slow, too discursive.

Well, it does take a lot of attention to read. It's a funny book, but it's also very "thoughty." The main character is a Philosopher, and many of the other characters are never too busy to address themselves to the nature of reality and the problems of existence. It's very Irish.

As a younger man, I didn't have the patience for this book. I'm finding it now to be a treat.

BTW, the title of this post relates to the song, "How are things in Glocca Morra?" from the musical Finian's Rainbow. The name of the village that Finian comes from in Ireland is ultimately derived from the Leprechauns' home in Stephens's novel, Gort na Cloca Mora.
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