The Táin translated from the Irish epic Táin Bó Cualinge /

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Other Authors / Creators:Kinsella, Thomas.
Le Brocquy, Louis, 1916-2012.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1970
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Summary:The Táin Bó Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. It tells the story of a great 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 Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick.Thomas Kinsella presents a complete and living version of the story. His translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions, and adds a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Táin.Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780191506383 (online)
9781283923729 (online)
Author Notes:Thomas Kinsella is a poet and translator. Among his publications are Blood and Family and From Centre City.