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The Tain By Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

The Tain
by Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

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Translated from the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge. With brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy.
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The Tain by Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

The T 'ain B 'o 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. 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 T 'ain . There are 31 brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, and three maps. This book is intended for those interested in early medieval literature and Irish literature. Kinsella's translation is highly readable and so the text is not limited to a college market.

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The Tain by Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy
Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy
Oxford Paperbacks
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Oxford University Press
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