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  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141398853
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

A Celtic Miscellany

Selected and Translated by Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson



The classic introduction to Celtic literature and culture

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.

  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141398853
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

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