Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest


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Garn Press
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6.0 X 0.67 X 9.0 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Ruth Finnegan OBE, FBA, Emeritus Professor Open University. Her work has mainly been on oral performance, narrative, the ethnography of music, and communicating (including extra-sensory perception). Her publications include Oral Literature in Africa, The Hidden Musicians, Communicating: the Multiple Modes of Human Communication, Why Do We Quote? and, most recently, the novels Black Inked Pearl, Voyage of Pearl of the Seas, and The Helix Pearl. Born in Ireland, she now lives in Old Bletchley, southern England.


"I read Black-Inked Pearl with delight and surprise. It is a long, entrancing tale, often touching on the threshold of poetry - a song enticing readers with echoes and riddles of love lost and remembered, love forever present - shaped in a language woven with ancient imagery and rhythms - a magnificent riddle conjured up by a magical storyteller." Itala Vivan University of Milan "A delightfully dreamlike, mystical tale of epic scope, spiritually and erotically charged, and rich in cultural and linguistic play, with hints of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dante, James Joyce and poetry from the oral traditions of both Ireland and Africa. A fascinating volume." Mike Hanne Founder of the Comparative Literature programme at the University of Auckland Author of The Power of the Story: Fiction and Political Change "Immensely enjoyed. VERY interesting, takes you into another world. Not just a love story, a spiritual message." Reverend Jan Beer St Faith's, The Parish Church of Lee-on-the-Solent "A highly unusual story filled with literary and biblical illusions and new words." Joyce Irene Whalley Author of The Art of Calligraphy and A History of Children's Book Illustration Previously Keeper, Victoria and Albert Museum, London