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1982 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; University of Texas Press, Austin; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good on front, poor on back with torn away top piece (see pic).

 

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This collection of early Irish verse brings together a representative assortment of poems, each in two translations - one literal, the other imitative of the metrical form of the Irish and suggestive of the original poem's interplay of sound and imagery.  From the simple charm of "The Little Blackbird" (that lets out a whistle / from the end of his beak, / clear-yellow') to the sophistication of " Midir Summons Etain." these 101 poems represent early Irish verse from the eight century to the fifteenth...

EARLY IRISH VERSE, by Ruth P.M. Lehmann

SKU: BS200/183
$24.95Price