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Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge

Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge - 69 edition

Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge - 69 edition

ISBN13: 9780192803733

ISBN10: 0192803735

Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge by Thomas Kinsella - ISBN 9780192803733
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 69
Copyright: 1969
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1969
International: No
Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge by Thomas Kinsella - ISBN 9780192803733

ISBN13: 9780192803733

ISBN10: 0192803735

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 69

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Summary

The Táin Bó Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's nearest approach to a great epic. It tells the story of a giant cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. The hero of the tale is Cúchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who single-handedly resists the invasion, whils Ulster's warriors lie sick.

Thomas Kinsella's translation is the first attempt to present a `living version' of the story, complete and unbowdlerized. It is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, and includes a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Táin. Illustrated with 31 brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy and three maps, this edition combines medieval epic with modern art.

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