The Tain

A New Translation of the Táin Bó Cúailnge

Author: Ciaran Carson

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cuchulain (Legendary character)

Page: 223

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The kingdoms of Connacht and Ulster are preparing to do battle with each other. Medb, The sly and envious Queen of Connacht, Is on a mission to steal the fabled Brown Bull of Cooley from the men of Ulster. The Ulstermen, crippled by an ancient curse, face defeat from her armies, until a hero emerges in the shape of the warrior Cz Chulainn: a man of superhuman strength and supernatural powers. Through guerrilla tactics and great chariot fights he manages to defend his province and hold off the Connacht army until Medb tricks him and it seems victory may come at a bitter price.

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 Tain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cuchulain (Legendary character)

Page: 300

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The Tain Bo Cuailnge, center-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. Thomas Kinsella's lively translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions. This edition includes a group of related storieswhich prepare for the action of the Tain along with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy.

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 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

Transl. from the Irish Epic

Author: Thomas Kinsella

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cuchulain (Legendary character)

Page: 283

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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...

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.

The Táin

Ireland's Epic Adventure

Author: Liam Mac Uistin

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847173888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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The most famous Irish legend of all in an exciting and easily understood version. Read about the feats of the famous warrior Cuchulainn who singlehandedly defends Ulster against the army of Queen Maeve. War, peace, love, greed, fate are the stuff of an epic, and in The Táin they are present in full. Illustrated throughout by Donald Teskey.

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

Author: Linda Tain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501322982

Category: Design

Page: 304

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers, Fourth Edition, is still your best guide to showing your designs, skill sets, and creativity, to get you that job. In new images throughout, the book shows examples of croquis books, spec and flat drawings, and visual research presentations from both fashion professionals and students. From concept through finished product, Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers is an indispensable tool to help you prepare your career for the next chapter. New to this edition · Helpful Hints at the end of each chapter help you to make critical decisions · Expanded Glossary now features knitwear terms · Introduces how to develop a successful fashion portfolio · Expanded discussion and examples of visual research presentation layouts

Early Irish Myths and Sagas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141934816

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures of the great Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the stunning 'Exile of the Sons of Uisliu' - a tale of treachery, honour and romance - these are masterpieces of passion and vitality, and form the foundation for the Irish literary tradition: a mythic legacy that was a powerful influence on the work of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

Sengoidelc

Old Irish for Beginners

Author: David Stifter

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630722

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 391

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David Stifter's Sengoidelc (SHAN-goy-thelg) provides a comprehensive introduction to Old Irish grammar and metrics. As an introductory text to the Irish language spoken around the eighteenth century C.E., this essential volume, covering all aspects of the grammar in a clear and intuitive format, is ideally suited for use as a course book or as a guide for the independent learner. This handbook also will be an essential reference work for students of Indo-European philology and historical linguistics. Stifter leads the novice through the idiosyncracies of the language, such as initial mutations and the double inflection of verbs. Filled with translation exercises based on selections from Old Irish texts, the book provides a practical introduction to the language and its rich history. Sengoidelc opens the door to the world of Old Irish literature, famous not only for the Tain Bo Cuailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cuailnge) and its lyrical nature poetry but also as a major source for the political and legal history of Ireland. Stifter's book is an ideal tool for both the self-taught individual and the classroom environment. It will be of interest to beginning students of Old and Middle Irish, to scholars of Irish history, Celtic culture, and comparative linguistics, and to readers of Irish literature.

Acallam Na Senórach

Author: Harry Roe,Ann Dooley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839183

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 245

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Dear holy cleric,' they said, 'these old warriors tell you no more than a third of their stories, because their memories are faulty. Have these stories written down on poets' tablets in refined language, so that the hearing of them will provide entertainment for the lords and commons of later times.' The angels then left them. Tales of the Elders of Ireland is the first complete translation of the late Middle Irish Acallam na Senorach, the largest literary text surviving fromtwelfth-century Ireland. It contains the earliest and most comprehensive collection of Fenian stories and poetry, intermingling the contemporary Christian world of Saint Patrick, with his scribes, clerics, occasional angels and souls rescued from Hell, the earlier pagan world of the ancient, giant Fenians and Irish kings, and the parallel, timeless Otherworld, peopled by ever-young, shape-shifting fairies. It also provides the most extensive account available of the inhabitants of the Irish Otherworld - their music and magic, their internecine wars and their malice toward, and infatuation with, humankind - themes still featured in the story-telling of present-day Ireland. This readable and flowing new translation is based on existing manuscript sources and is richly annotated, complete with an Introduction discussing the place of the Acallam in Irish tradition and the impact of the Fenian or Ossianic tradition on English and European literature.