The Tain : From the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge

Description

The Tain Bo 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 Tain. Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.

Details

Author(s)
Thomas Kinsella, Louis Le Brocquy
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
129 x 196 x 20mm | 237g
Publication date
21 Nov 2002
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
31 b/w brush drawings throughout
ISBN10
0192803735
ISBN13
9780192803733
Bestsellers rank
93,917

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