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31 b/w brush drawings throughout
Thomas Kinsella is a poet and translator. Among his publications are Blood and Family and From Centre City.
This is one of the greatest mythological tales recorded. Unlike what the summary says, it is not the 'closest thing Ireland has to a national epic'. Read morePublished on March 31 2004 by Surreal
Having heard it referenced so many times (and finally figuring out how to pronounce it!)I finally bought The Tain. Read morePublished on May 18 2002 by Amazonbombshell
The Tain is an important resource for anyone interested in ancient Ireland, offering tantalizing insights into a history and culture that will forever remain mysterious. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2001 by Jane Raeburn
This book is good if you're interested in old Irish and Celtic mythology. However general audiences will probably be frustrated by dissonant storyline and the confusing lists of... Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2001 by Patrick Mcgranaghan
I've read a dozen different versions of the Tain, mostly fiction but I've also seen some almost indecipherable translations out there. Read morePublished on July 24 2000 by Robert A. Hans
This book is a necessity because of it's early date. (The original version stemming from c.500 BC) From a part of the world that does not have a great literary tradition, we... Read morePublished on Oct. 21 1998 by email@example.com
This is a literary masterpiece to match the 5th(?) century manuscript: action, adventure, deceit, love, death, life, marriage, and hurling! What more could I ask for? Read morePublished on March 30 1998