The Orgy by Muriel Rukeyser

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Those who have traveled know the experience of extended time and sharpened perception. Muriel Rukeyser’s account of Ireland's Puck Fair, the last existing pagan festival of the goat, captures just that state of consciousness. Set in County Kerry, Ireland, The Orgy evokes this great American poet’s journey of sensual and psychological transformation in the midst of a lush account of Irish culture and tradition.
 

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Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) is one of our country's most influential yet neglected writers. She published fifteen collections of poetry, plays, translations, children's books, and several works of nonfiction. Her "toys of fame" include the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Copernicus Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Memorial Award. From 1975-1976, she served as president of P.E.N. American Center.
 
Published January 1, 1965 by Coward-McCann. 213 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Hemingway went to Pamplona, so Muriel Rukeyser goes to Kerry, where the goat is crowned king at Puck Fair in a three-day festival surviving from the Old Religion.

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