Celtic Miscellany: Selected and Translated by Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson

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Drawing on the prose and poetry of all six Celtic languages, A Celtic Miscellany reflects the depth and diversity of Celtic literature, providing an insight into the Celtic mind from earliest times to the 19th century.

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Including works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Celtic Miscellany offers a rich blend of poetry and prose from the eighth to the nineteenth century, and provides a unique insight into the minds and literature of the Celtic people. It is a literature dominated by a deep sense of wonder, wild inventiveness and a profound sense of the uncanny, in which the natural world and the power of the individual spirit are celebrated with astonishing imaginative force. Skifully arranged by theme, from the hero-tales of Cú Chulainn, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the sensitive and intimate writings of early Celtic Christianity, this anthology provides a fascinating insight into a deeply creative literary tradition.

Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson was born in 1909. He began his career as a lecturer in Celtic at Cambridge, before becoming the first chair of the Department of Celtic Language and Literature at Harvard. He undertook war service with the Uncommon Languages section of British censorship and subsequently held professorships at Harvard and Edinburgh. Professor Jackson died in 1991.

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Weight 0.258 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Revised edition

Dewey

891.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K