The Táin

From the Irish Epic Táin Bó Cualinge

Author: Thomas Kinsella,Louis Le Brocquy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192803733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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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.

The Táin

From the Irish epic Táin Bó Cuailnge

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191506397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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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.


The Tain of the Mirror

Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection

Author: Rodolphe Gasché

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674867017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Deconstruction is no game of mirrors, revealing the text as a play of surface against surface. Its more radical philosophical effort is to get behind the mirror and question the very nature of reflection. The Tain of the Mirror (tain names the tinfoil, or lusterless back of the mirror) explores that gritty surface without which no reflection would be possible. Gasche does what no one has done before in many discussions of Derrida, namely to tie his work in an authoritative way to its origins in the history of the criticism of reflexivity.

The Tain

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900091

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great 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 Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick.

The Tain of Hamlet

Author: Laurie Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443869929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Shakespeare's Hamlet is considered by many to be the cornerstone of the English literary canon, a play that remains universally relevant. Yet it seems likely that we have spent so long reading the play for its capacity to reflect ourselves that we have lost sight of the thing itself. The goal of this book is to look beyond the Hamlet that has bedazzled critics for centuries, to seek to apprehend the play in all of its historical distinctness. This is not simply the search for what the play me...

Stories from the Tain

Author: John Strachan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781874045267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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'The Tain' is a legendary Irish tale which tells of a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and her husband Ailill, who intend to steal the stud bull Donn Cuailnge, and are challenged by the hero Cu Chulainn. This third edition of 'Stories from the Tain', edited by John Strachan, is an essential text-book for beginners in Old-Irish.


Sex, lies and sovereignty

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill's re-vision of The Táin

Author: Mary O'Connor,Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill,Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Irish Studies Program

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 20

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The Táin

Ireland's Epic Adventure

Author: Liam Mac Uistin,Donald Teskey

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847172884

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 111

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Presents a mythic tale of the legendary warrior, Cu Châulainn, and his battle against the invading army of Connacht over the fabled Brown Bull of Cooley.

Stories from the Táin

Author: John Strachan

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378661710

Category: History

Page: 146

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Language and Tradition in Ireland

Continuities and Displacements

Author: Maria Tymoczko,Colin A. Ireland,American Conference for Irish Studies

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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If language and culture are intimately connected, then cultures involving people who speak more than one language must have special characteristics, as well as particular social issues to negotiate. What are the challenges faced by a people with two or more languages as their heritage? How does that multiple heritage affect cultural forms, including literature and the arts? How does linguistic difference influence the conceptualization and writing of history? And if the meeting of languages within a people has involved contestation and power, how are those conflicts negotiated? This volume uses the tools of critical theory to explore such questions with respect to the complex, multilingual history of Ireland. Avoiding the simplistic polarized oppositions popular with cultural nationalists, the contributors examine the nexus of language, tradition, and authority in Ireland that has created such a rich, multivalent culture. Although the linguistic interface of Irish and English has dominated cultural negotiations in Ireland over the last five hundred years, the island has an even longer history of linguistic and cultural exchange. Arguing that tradition is never static, the essays in this volume challenge the concept of a monolithic cultural origin, while insisting on the importance of inherited discourses in the continuity of culture through time and across linguistic difference. The chapters cover a broad range of topics from early Irish narratives and Latin hagiography to literary works by such writers as Yeats, Joyce, Friel, Montague, and McGahern, as well as other cultural forms, including traditional Irish music. Several chapters address issues of politics and power, from the role of interpreters in the relations between linguistic communities in Ireland to the politicization of language in Northern Ireland since the 1980s. Taken together, the essays illuminate scholarly domains as varied as postcolonial theory, the relationship between language and nation, the nature of tradition, and Irish literature of all periods. In addition to the editors, contributors include Michael Cronin, Joanne Findon, Helen Fulton, Declan Kiberd, Jeremy Lowe, Gordon McCoy and Camille O'Reilly, Catherine McKenna, Cóilín Owens, Thomas Dillon Redshaw, and Sally K. Sommers Smith.

The Tain

The Great Celtic Epic

Author: Liam Mac Uistín

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9780862782382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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The most famous Irish legend of all in an exciting and easily understood version. Tells of the great battle between the warrior Cuchulainn and his friend, Ferdia.

Playing the Hero

Reading the Irish Saga Táin Bó Cúailnge

Author: Ann Dooley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802038328

Category: History

Page: 298

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Playing the Hero is a unique example of more contemporary literary methodologies – post-structuralist, feminist, historicist and beyond – being used to illuminate the Irish saga world.

A Trick on the Tain

Author: Keith Hackwood

Publisher: Arcana Creations

ISBN: 9780982623411

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Page: 20

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Enter a harsh and unforgiving tundra known as the Tain where traveling these lands means certain death for most. The party of adventurers become caught up in the the plight of the native inhabitants and the cruel designs of an evil hag. The actions of these heroes could bring about the end of a people or save them depending on the choice they make.

An Táin

The Imperishable Celtic Epic, Cuchulain's Saga

Author: Eoin Neeson

Publisher: Prestige Publications

ISBN: 9780953378869

Category: Cuchulain (Legendary character)

Page: 307

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The complete narrative of the majestic epic - of which the Tain Bo Cuailgne is the centrepiece - presented in graphic and modern prose. The author also provides an Introduction outlining some of the difficulties involved and an Addendum describing some aspects of Iron Age Ireland in which the epic is set.